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.

  • What's Next for Commercial Bankers?

    What's Next for Commercial Bankers?

    Commercial banks are out of survival mode and have at least grown accustomed to life with COVID-19. There’s time now for them to ask “Okay, what’s next?” We discuss some options in this episode.

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  • Rogue RMs: Straw Men or Legitimate Concern for Commercial Banks?

    Rogue RMs: Straw Men or Legitimate Concern for Commercial Banks?

    How much concern should commercial banks have about RMs "going rogue"? And what's the right way for banks to ensure their RMs follow guidelines but also don't feel overly monitored and restricted?

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  • Financial Crisis First-Timers and Difficult Workout Conversations

    Financial Crisis First-Timers and Difficult Workout Conversations

    What has this current financial crisis revealed about the struggle to hire and keep talented commercial RMs? And what skills are needed for the difficult workout conversations that lie ahead?

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  • Are Banks Taking a High-Risk Approach to Risk Mitigation?

    Are Banks Taking a High-Risk Approach to Risk Mitigation?

    Many banks are trying to reduce risk by only allowing senior execs to make all key commercial lending decisions. It's an approach that's actually fraught with ... well ... risk.

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  • How the COVID Crisis Is Impacting Banking M&A

    How the COVID Crisis Is Impacting Banking M&A

    M&A has become problematic for banks during the COVID crisis. Why are some banks pulling the plug on planned mergers, and how are banks that made recent acquisitions handling the new landscape?

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  • Main Street Lending Is Starting! ... Now What?

    Main Street Lending Is Starting! ... Now What?

    The Main Street Lending Program is about to start, so banks need to do some serious thinking about how they plan to participate, which customers could benefit, and how to handle the risk.

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  • Questions Banks Should Keep Asking During COVID-19

    Questions Banks Should Keep Asking During COVID-19

    Even in the midst of the PPP frenzy, banks still need to step back and consider some big questions, like how they plan to tackle Main Street Lending, and what their risk profile looks going forward.

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  • Commercial Banking During COVID-19 Infographic

    Commercial Banking During COVID-19 Infographic

    We recently surveyed U.S. commercial bankers about how their banks are adjusting to the market changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Sobering Data and the Rising Importance of Main Street Lending

    Sobering Data and the Rising Importance of Main Street Lending

    In this episode, we discuss the cratering middle market lending numbers and why banks need to be ready to participating in the Main Street Lending  program.

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  • Main Street Lending: What Your Bank Needs to Know

    Main Street Lending: What Your Bank Needs to Know

    In this episode, we discuss the Main Street lending program: potential use cases for the program, the controversy around SOFR, and how banks are trying to navigate all the complexity.

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  • Introducing: PrecisionLender CARES Edition

    Introducing: PrecisionLender CARES Edition

    In this episode we introduce listeners to PrecisionLender CARES Edition: Why PrecisionLender developed it and how it helps bankers manage the unprecedented demand for federal emergency loan programs.

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  • What We're Seeing With LOC Utilization, April 13

    What We're Seeing With LOC Utilization, April 13

    Jim and Dallas discuss recent commercial line of credit utilization numbers. What's happening with them, and what do they tell us about how companies are faring right now?

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  • Recent Trends With Commercial Deposits, April 6

    Recent Trends With Commercial Deposits, April 6

    Jim and Dallas discuss current trends with commercial deposits and dive into the CARES Act, PPP loans and how banks are acting and reacting in today's market environment.

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  • What We're Seeing In the Commercial Lending Market 3/27

    What We're Seeing In the Commercial Lending Market 3/27

    To keep you up to date on what's happening in the commercial lending market, we review PrecisionLender's data on several key metrics - NIM, volume, spreads, etc.

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  • Friendly Advice for Bankers Facing an Uncertain Market

    Friendly Advice for Bankers Facing an Uncertain Market

    Should bankers look at 2008 when grappling with their current challenges? That discussion, as well as tips for bankers navigating these uncertain times, is in this week's Purposeful Banker podcast.

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  • Jim Stengel Talks Purpose & Performance at Banks

    Jim Stengel Talks Purpose & Performance at Banks

    Jim Stengel, Global Marketing Officer at P&G turned best-selling author, talk about how banks that spend time focusing on their purpose and end up seeing the results in improved performance.

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  • Market Insights FAQ

    Market Insights FAQ

    Why did we develop Market Insights? How does it work? And what will it do for your bank? Find out in this FAQ.

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  • Moving Off Libor? Here's How Easy It Is With PrecisionLender

    Moving Off Libor? Here's How Easy It Is With PrecisionLender

    For PrecisionLender clients, the mechanics of switching off Libor are blissfully simple.

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  • Diving Deeper On Accenture's Commercial Banking Trends

    Diving Deeper On Accenture's Commercial Banking Trends

    Taking a deeper look at Accenture's 2020 commercial banking trends report - from empowered bankers, to moving way from legacy systems, and more. What's most important and how should your bank respond?

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  • Time to Truly Do Digital: Interview With Sam Maule of 11:FS

    Time to Truly Do Digital: Interview With Sam Maule of 11:FS

    Sam Maule, Managing Partner at 11:FS and keynote speaker at BankOnPurpose 2020, talks about the digital banking movement - the challenges banks face and how they can overcome them.

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