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Credit Stress Analyzer

Loan Portfolio Stress Testing

Community banks have an important obligation to manage the risk in their loan portfolios. One requirement is to satisfy regulatory expectations with respect to stress testing of loan portfolios and evaluating the resulting impact on both earnings and capital. PCBB's Credit Stress Analyzer (CSA) will help your institution incorporate regulatory best practices into your overall risk management program.

Key Benefits:

  • Saves your bank time and money with a cost-effective outsourced solution
  • Provides you with a complete solution, stressing all loan sectors — not just CRE
  • Delivers important strategic actions for your bank’s risk management

PCBB's Credit Stress Analyzer

CSA is a robust, outsourced solution that quantifies the financial impact on earnings and capital that may arise under multiple stressed scenarios. This solution helps minimize the financial impact on your institution by:

  • Quantifying the impact of potential losses on your capital and ratios
  • Evaluating the risk associated with loan concentrations (type, sector, purpose, geography)
  • Allowing you to focus on results and conclusions rather than on the task of accumulating and analyzing historic data


  • Executive overview report facilitates your review with board, management and regulators
  • Pro-forma impact on earnings and capital adequacy
  • Quickly identify emerging trends
  • Reasonableness & usability of data and input evaluated
  • Back-testing vs. projections included
  • Grade migration included (single and/or dual grade)
  • Metric migration included (DCR/DTI, LTV, etc.)


  • Detailed model narrative provided
  • Third-party validation completed
  • Key assumptions fully documented and disclosed


  • Industry experts are available to facilitate review of your bank's results
  • Ongoing support is provided, including pre-exam "prep"

Conceptual Approaches

  • Multiple configurations are supported (migration and/or Probability of Default (PD)/Loss Given Default (LGD) derived from:
    • Market experience
    • Industry experience
    • Bank experience
  • Multiple shock environments and shock types evaluated:
    • Sensitivity shocks
    • Scenario-based shocks
    • Comparisons to historical results and benchmarks

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