Jim Young

Jim Young, Director of Communications at PrecisionLender, is an award-winning writer with experience in a range of positions in media and marketing, from reporter to website editor to content marketer. Throughout his career has focused on the story – how to find it, how to understand it, and how best to share it with others. At PrecisionLender he manages the many ways in which the company shares its philosophy on banking and the power of relationships Jim graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University and holds a masters degree in journalism from Columbia University.

  • Hot Topics from Small Biz: Banking Conference

    Hot Topics from Small Biz: Banking Conference

    Tim Shanahan recaps the main talking points from Small Biz: Banking Conference: Finding bankers who can sell; building your bank's tech stack; fintech partnerships; and a potential credit turn.

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  • 6 Lessons Banks Can Learn From NBKC

    6 Lessons Banks Can Learn From NBKC

    NBKC is a community bank that is not only surviving, it's thriving - growing its lending business into new markets. What are some of the lessons other bank's can take from NBKC's success?

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  • How Banks Can "Uberize" Deposit Pricing

    How Banks Can "Uberize" Deposit Pricing

    What deposit strategies and tactics should banks be employing in a rising rates environment? And what lessons can Uber offer on how to attract and retain properly priced deposits?

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  • What's Driving Value at Banks?

    What's Driving Value at Banks?

    Banks measure all sorts of key performance indicators. Jeff Marsico of The Kafafian Group explains which metrics show the strongest connection to how financial institutions are valued.

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  • Lasting Impressions From the BankAI Conference

    Lasting Impressions From the BankAI Conference

    Why are bankers talking about Iron Man suits? Is AI in banking more than a retail story? Will automation actually create jobs? George Neal shares his last impressions from the BankAI Conference.

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  • Critical Conversations Bank Boards Are Having

    Critical Conversations Bank Boards Are Having

    What are bank leaders saying about important topics such as: tech investment, how banks can deliver value, competition among community banks, and alternative growth strategies?

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  • What a 1968 Computer Demo Can Teach Bankers

    What a 1968 Computer Demo Can Teach Bankers

    Doug Engelbart's 1968 computer demo was hugely influential for the tech industry, but its aftermath provides lessons that bankers should also heed.

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  • Why Is Your Bank Innovating?

    Why Is Your Bank Innovating?

    Everyone at your bank is on the innovation train, but is it bound for the right destination? Learn why the best banks innovate with to add customers, rather the cut costs.

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  • Rethinking What Commercial Banks Measure

    Rethinking What Commercial Banks Measure

    Gathering information is a science. Filtering out noise is an art. To best serve their customers, commercial banks need to find the right balance between the two.

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  • Will a Bank's AI Produce an ROI? 6 Questions to Ask

    Will a Bank's AI Produce an ROI? 6 Questions to Ask

    Lots of banks are talking about their innovation and artificial intelligence initiatives, but will those programs actually affect the bottom line?

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  • Winning Tactics of the Top Commercial RMs, Part 2

    Winning Tactics of the Top Commercial RMs, Part 2

    What separates the best commercial relationship managers from the rest? A look at how top RMs deliver tangible value, act as trusted advisors, and find ways to outmaneuver the competition.

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  • Talent Challenges in Commercial Banking

    Talent Challenges in Commercial Banking

    How are banks doing in recruiting commercial lenders? Why are incentive plans still an unsolved issue? Discussing the results from the latest Bank Director Annual Compensation Survey.

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  • How Poor Pricing Kills the Impact of Your Bank’s Cost-Cutting

    How Poor Pricing Kills the Impact of Your Bank’s Cost-Cutting

    Cutting costs in the bank's back-office commercial loan operations won't help you if your front-end pricing process is broken. Fixing pricing first has a much greater impact on the bottom line.

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  • The Tech Spending Gap in Commercial Banking

    The Tech Spending Gap in Commercial Banking

    Big commercial banks are dedicating a higher percentage of their budget to tech investment than smaller banks. Why does this spending gap exist and what does it mean for regional and community banks?

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  • Winning Tactics of the Top Commercial RMs, Part 1

    Winning Tactics of the Top Commercial RMs, Part 1

    Why is it that top commercial relationship managers win deal even when they're not offering the lowest rate? Learn the tactics that separate the best RMs from the rest.

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  • Aligning Your Bankers' Self-Interests

    Aligning Your Bankers' Self-Interests

    Why are the toughest competitors for a commercial deal sometimes working at the same bank? And how can you align your commercial bankers so they're working toward the same goals with each customer?

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  • Loan Pricing & Profitability Modeling - Setting (and Updating) ROE Targets

    Loan Pricing & Profitability Modeling - Setting (and Updating) ROE Targets

    How to set your target return on equity (ROE) objectives to create a strong pricing discipline and control loans you win and which ones you decide not to pursue.

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  • How to Attract & Keep Top RM Talent at Your Bank

    How to Attract & Keep Top RM Talent at Your Bank

    Banks face a stiff challenge if they’re going to increase the number of talented, experienced RMs on staff. But the potential rewards are worth the effort.

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  • Eight Reasons Why the Cubs Way Should Be Your Bank’s Way (Part 2)

    Eight Reasons Why the Cubs Way Should Be Your Bank’s Way (Part 2)

    Here's Part 2 of what you can learn from the Cubs' 2016 World Series victory and how you can apply their tactics to your bank.

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  • Eight Reasons Why the Cubs Way Should Be Your Bank’s Way (Part 1)

    Eight Reasons Why the Cubs Way Should Be Your Bank’s Way (Part 1)

    There's a lot to be learned from the Chicago Cubs' long and daunting road to winning the World Series in 2016 - the first time since 1908. But did you know their approach can be applied to your bank?

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