Default Feature Selection in Credit Risk Modeling: Evidence From Chinese Small Enterprises

SAGE Open, Volume 13, Issue 2, April-June 2023.
This paper aims to design a novel AFCM-SMOTENC-APRIORI model to mine the default feature attributes of small enterprises. It can overcome the problem that the data characteristics of “small defaulting small enterprises and large non-defaulting small enterprises” make it difficult to mine the defaulting feature attributes of existing small enterprises. We used 1,231 small enterprise credit data from a city commercial bank in China to make an empirical analysis. We found that 23 feature attributes are strongly associated with default and 87% of the association rules are the same between the extended data and the original data mining. It shows that the data mining results with SMOTE-NC are highly consistent with the results of the original data mining, and the model is robust and reliable. It can be used as a reference for the credit risk identification of small enterprises in commercial banks.

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