Firstly, the use of the logit models to estimate the PDs is particularly appreciated in some credit industries, as, for instance, the credit retail one. The logit model predicts pretty well the PD on loans, consumer credit, credit cards, ... and all concerns the retail consumer world.
Mainly, those listed are the principal sub-industries in the credit business where the logit model works fine.
In the others, the logit model does not work. The most famous case is the PD estimate of low-default-portfolios, in which there are so fews defaults that's impossible to estimate the probability of default by using a logit model; the government bond portfolios are an example of those ones.
Secondly, I suggest to look at the benefits of those kinds of model in terms of money saved by the bank; as you probably know, generally a bank has to estimate the probability of default about own credit exposures in order to be able to set aside the right quantity of money to satisfy capital requirements according to the Basel III treaty.
As more the PD estimates about the bank credit exposures are accurate, as more the bank saves money (required capital).
This is the main reason the bank wants to estimate properly PD, EAD, LGD,... because, in this way, by showing to the Supervisor it can develop a model correctly and in a better way than the model suggested by the regulators, the bank can set aside less money in terms of capital requirements and, so, to invest money in the business.
Now, in order to show to the bank why it should use those kind of model, you should estimate the different models suggested by the literature:
- Logistic model;
- Probit model;
- Neural networks;
and compare them to see which model allows you, at the same time, to save money in terms of capital requirements and make money in terms of business. In fact, the money you set aside for the capital requirements cannot be used by the banks for business (the bank cannot use that money to issue, for example, a loan).
Thirdly, there is no articles, papers or something like this on which you can base your answer for the project work, because this topic is relatively new and the academic literature is still debatable about that. I suggest to provide your own (reasonable) considerations about the issue.