GCD's Mission is to help banks understand and model credit risks. The comprehensive data pools are collected over a decade and distributed back to members for their own research and modelling.


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GCD is a unique data consortium that owns banks internal data for both PD and LGD. GCD’s data pools support the key parameters of banks’ credit risk modelling: Probability of Default (PD), Loss Given Default (LGD), Exposure at Default (EAD).

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GCD’s library gives access to wide variety of publications on risk related topics. Global Credit Data members work together to analyse the data and discuss methodology issues. GCD has published numerous papers and is actively promoting academic research on the data collected.

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Members not only benefit from exclusive rights and access to credit databases and analytics, but also from knowledge and research facilitation possible via the unique industry association.

Through a variety of forums such as workshops, webinars and surveys, GCD is an active industry participant facilitating the discussion in key strategic areas.

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Global Credit Data collects raw data from its members and distributes it back to them for use in their own analysis and modelling. GCD supports its members by providing a flexible high-end tool on the data pool: the GCD Visual Analyzer. Member banks can create dynamic Reference Data Sets and generate instant views on the data.

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Masterscale working group: Information session # 2

February 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm UTC+1


Second Session of Masterscale Working Group



The Covid-19 pandemic is heavily impacting banks’ PD and ratings systems. GCD would like to launch a working group to investigate the interaction between masterscale and PD model output.

This working group will focus on the most efficient, agreed and available methodologies used to calibrate PD and rating systems, and the best practices to be shared among practitioners in the banking industry.




The information session is open to all member banks and will be presented by Mike Jacobs, PhD

Please complete the survey here

If you would like to participate in the working group, please register here


February 23, 2021
2:00 pm UTC+1