The Z-Score model developed by Altman in 1968 is considered one of the more reliable predictors of bankruptcy. In contraposition to the existing literature, the paper aims to investigate the Z’-Score and Z’’-Score ability to predict unlike-to-pay (UTP) loans, which is an event far earlier than insolvency. To investigate this relation, the study uses a unique sample of UTP loans, provided by a major Italian bank, and applies, as a predictive model, the Logit model, well known in academics. Final results confirm that the Z’-Score and the Z’’-Score are able to forecast UTP loans. Furthermore, the findings of the papers reveal the importance of corporate governance variables in predicting financial failures.

The use of Z-Score to predict UTP loans

Dallocchio, Maurizio;Tron, Alberto
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Vizzaccaro, Matteo
2020

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The Z-Score model developed by Altman in 1968 is considered one of the more reliable predictors of bankruptcy. In contraposition to the existing literature, the paper aims to investigate the Z’-Score and Z’’-Score ability to predict unlike-to-pay (UTP) loans, which is an event far earlier than insolvency. To investigate this relation, the study uses a unique sample of UTP loans, provided by a major Italian bank, and applies, as a predictive model, the Logit model, well known in academics. Final results confirm that the Z’-Score and the Z’’-Score are able to forecast UTP loans. Furthermore, the findings of the papers reveal the importance of corporate governance variables in predicting financial failures.
2020
Dallocchio, Maurizio; Ferri, Salvatore; Tron, Alberto; Vizzaccaro, Matteo
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