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Mar 20, 2014
 Tell me a time when you had to influence clients to follow a different course of action.1 AnswerI explained the context for my client's initial inclination and how I persuaded them to adopt a different alternative through case studies, data and postulating how their selection would impact their users in the future (creative visualization).

Senior Operations Analyst at Capital One was asked...

Aug 31, 2011

Dec 5, 2011
 Anti-freeze: planning to buy a company with 12.5 in cash, 10% bonds for the remaining amount. Total worth of the company \$137.5. assuming there is no discount rate. When will u break-even. And is it a good buy? Part(2) - Anti-freeze is currently priced at \$8, with 60% market share; there are other products in the market(A) priced at \$7 with 15% market share, (B) at \$7 with 7% market share and (c) with \$5 and 10% market share. Should we consider decreasing our price by \$1 or NOT?3 AnswersHi, do you mind post the answer as well? Appreciate it.What are we breaking even with ? The 12.5 cash investment ? How much cash flow does the new product generate ?breakeven: you paid 12.5 today, and 137.5 in future, and no interest rate, so you have to make 150 to break-even. pricing: have to have cost and volume, and historical data of price elasticity. If not, use breakeven analysis. assuming total market volume remains as price drops, and that this price elasticity takes into consideration of all factors including dynamics of market share rebalance and volume change to this company only, set price elasticity to be x, cost to be c, total volume to be V, we have (8-c)*0.6V = (7-c)*0.6V*(1-x/8), x=(c-7)/8, if absolute value of price volatility is larger than this, we decrease price.

Senior Operations Analyst at Capital One was asked...

Aug 31, 2011
 CASE: Recovering Written-off Past Due Balances 6 months past due, avg \$2000 balance, 15% pay in full, profitable? If introduce settlement option for 60% of balance, 10% pay settlement but 5% of them dont pay in full, better choice? With new model, now 9% pay in full, but with settlement option now 10% take settlement but a third of original payers dont pay in full, better? etc. (poorly worded and confusing case. unhelpful vague interviewer, arggg, cost me the job).3 Answersmake sure to clearly differentiate and calculate the "no settlement" and "settlement" scenarios in each variation, and understand the relationships between the two.Hi Sir, Can you explain the no settlement/settlement scenario for one of variations. I am not able to understand the question. Assume 100 people own a loan For 1st Variation - Avg 2000\$ balance, 15% pay in full Payment Received = 15*2000 = 30000\$ Loss = 85*2000 = 170000\$ How can i tell if its profitable (compare to what) with this info ? For 2nd variation With Settlement - 60% of balance = 2000*0.6 = 1200\$ Payment = 10*1200 = 12000 \$ 5% don't pay in full ? Does it mean they pay some % of settlement amount (1200) ? Also for no settlement option for this variation, whats the data ? For new model (is it same as 2nd variation - 60% of balance?) without settlement - 9 % pay in full = 9*2000 = 18000 with settlement - 10% take settlement = 10*1200 = 12000 3rd of original payers = 3rd of 9% = 3% don't pay in full (what does this mean, do they pay less than 1200\$ for each of them or zero dollars) If you could guide with one of the variations, i would be able to understand the problem.one third of original payers i.e. 33.33 payers, assuming that there are 100 payers in all.

Senior Data Analyst at Capital One was asked...

Apr 28, 2011
 case study: credit card insurance profit per customer cost of mailing \$0.5, response rate 1%, average balance per month \$1000, insurance charges 1% of average balance monthly, customer claim rate 5% (once insured customer files a claim, the balance will be wiped and C1 lose \$1000). Question: profit per customer, graph claim rate vs response rate, graph profit vs response rate and find the response rate for maximum profit (r=1%) 3 AnswersCan you write the profit equation for credit insurance case. Shouldn't it be P = Rev - Cost = x*(1/100)*1000 - x*(y/100)*1000 - 100*0.5 Where x- response rate, y - claims rate (assumption 100 mails sent) How are u getting the response rate for max profit as 1%. Isn't profit always negative here.this case is so common that I've seen it more than 4 times on Glassdoor. Aspirant you are wrong because premiums are paid monthly, while loss is assumed yearly. This has already been a "must case" for analysts interviews. If you are tested on this at year of 2013, 2014 and have no idea how to solve it, shame on you.btw, there is no enough info to determine response rate vs claim rate here. they appears independently in the question. I guess you have to clearly ask for info here.

Senior Financial Analyst at Capital One was asked...

Apr 28, 2012
 How many angels fit on the head of a pin3 Answers10hey! I don't even understand this question!! Native English speakers, "angels" in the heaven? "pin" to use on the paper? Makes no sense to me.It's a question without an answer that you would reasonably know. Like, "How many ping pong balls can fit in a bus?" The point is to see how logically you work through the answer.

Senior Programmer Analyst Consultant at Insight Global was asked...

Mar 26, 2014
 There were no difficult or unexpected questions given.1 AnswerThere were no difficult or unexpected questions given.

May 6, 2011
 Break Even about credit default rates1 AnswerHey there...Could you post the question in detail. I think I know what you are talking abt...I need specifics to the case. I am employee of CAPONe since 3 years now...I am sorry u felt interview sucked at capitalone...but u never know when u get a chance to come back...Post the case in detail..I will try to answer that for you.

Nov 29, 2015