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    Credit Analytics for Main Street Lending

    May 2020

    Originating, scoring, and maintaining proactive knowledge of your lending book can be an overwhelming task.

    Join us for an interactive discussion on the pressing topic of risk assessment during pandemic times. During the session, Moody’s Analytics experts and our partners at Cortera will focus on insights and approaches to aid your credit decisioning process.   

    • Altaf Ghori, Moody's Analytics
    • Ed Oetinger, Moody's Analytics 
    • Jim Swift, Cortera
    • Janet Zhao, Moody's Analytics

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