Risk assessment is crucial for any enterprise that extends credit to customers. Commonly known as credit scoring, the process helps lenders make confident, informed decisions on whether prospective customers will honor their debt. Credit scoring is typically associated with the banking and financial service sectors, but is required across a wide array of businesses, including telecoms, retail, and insurance. In most cases, credit scoring isn’t just a business tool, it’s a regulatory necessity. And credit scoring is a vast industry. In the U.S. alone, recent consumer debt valuations hover over $14 trillion.