New Podcasts

  • 2023 State of Commercial Banking Preview

    2023 State of Commercial Banking Preview

    In this episode of The Purposeful Banker, Alex Habet welcomes Gita Thollesson to discuss some of the takeaways from Q2’s State of Commercial Banking 2023 Market Analysis.

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  • Building a Strong Team for the Future

    Building a Strong Team for the Future

    In this week’s podcast, Alex Habet shares a replay of a panel discussion of bank executives and Q2’s Kim Rutledge about how financial institutions are managing staffing issues in this job market.

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  • Doing Digital: A Modern Bank's Guide to Thrive

    Doing Digital: A Modern Bank's Guide to Thrive

    In this week’s podcast, Alex Habet shares a replay of a panel discussion of bank executives and Q2’s Katharine Briggs about the role digital plays in their organizations.

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  • The Age of Volatility

    The Age of Volatility

    In this episode of The Purposeful Banker, Alex Habet and the "Deal Doctor" Tony Hernandez break down ways financial institutions can empower their commercial relationship teams for strategic growth.

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  • Preparing Today to Brace for Tomorrow

    Preparing Today to Brace for Tomorrow

    Alex Habet is joined by Sam Kilmer of Cornerstone Advisors in a discussion about the expected market landscape in 2023 and how financial institutions can manage the challenges and opportunities.

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  • Catching Up With Dallas Wells

    Catching Up With Dallas Wells

    Alex Habet welcomes back longtime podcast contributor and former host Dallas Wells. We'll get an update on what Dallas has been working on in the past few months and get his take on recent events.

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  • Striking a Balance Between Hurry Up and Wait

    Striking a Balance Between Hurry Up and Wait

    Alex Habet is joined by Adam Blue, Q2 chief technology officer, in a discussion about balancing speed with patience and intention to build a resilient, diverse business.

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  • Good News, Bad News: Protecting Your Bank Against Bad Actors

    Good News, Bad News: Protecting Your Bank Against Bad Actors

    In this episode of The Purposeful Banker, Alex Habet speaks with Steve Bartels from Q2 about the state of cybercrime in financial services and what banks and credit unions can do to fight it.

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  • Spotlight: How Texas Security Bank Uses Purpose to Take On Goliath

    Spotlight: How Texas Security Bank Uses Purpose to Take On Goliath

    Shon Cass of Texas Security Bank joins Alex Habet to talk about the bank’s story, strategy, and culture; how they think about technology; and how they’re planning for 2023 and beyond.

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  • Why It’s Time to Double Down on Relationship Banking

    Why It’s Time to Double Down on Relationship Banking

    In this episode, Alex Habet and Tony Hernandez talk about why a relationship approach is more important than ever, from interdepartmental collaboration to pricing and deal structuring.

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  • Finally! Interest Rate Effects Start to Take Shape

    Finally! Interest Rate Effects Start to Take Shape

    In this episode of The Purposeful Banker, Alex Habet and Tony Hernandez discuss results of the most recent review of Q2 PrecisionLender data and how the current rate environment is affecting pricing.

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  • Episode Rewind: Bank Strategies for the Next Recession

    Episode Rewind: Bank Strategies for the Next Recession

    In this episode, we rewind to a 2019 conversation with PrecisionLender CEO Carl Ryden and 11:FS CEO David Brear about the strategies banks should employ to prosper during tough times.

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  • BankOnPurpose: Looking Back and Moving Forward

    BankOnPurpose: Looking Back and Moving Forward

    As Q2 prepares for the in-person BankOnPurpose conference in November, Alex Habet looks back at some of our favorite, most impactful sessions from past years.

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  • RM Tips: Structuring Deals in a Down Economy

    RM Tips: Structuring Deals in a Down Economy

    Average loan size has grown despite interest rate hikes. We discuss the latest trend data from Q2 PrecisionLender and highlight some key considerations for relationship managers.

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  • Bear Market Breakdown

    Bear Market Breakdown

    Now that we're in one, what is a bear market, really? And how should bankers adjust their strategies, if at all? In this week’s podcast, Alex and Dallas discuss what the market means for bankers.

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  • What Are SMBs Saying About Their FIs?

    What Are SMBs Saying About Their FIs?

    In this episode, Alex Habet sits with Dean Jenkins to discuss the takeaways from recent research into what small businesses say they need from their FIs and what they’re not getting today.

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  • Rate Hikes Are Here – What's Next?

    Rate Hikes Are Here – What's Next?

    With the Federal Reserve announcing a half-point raise in May—and further raises expected—Alex and Dallas discuss the short-term impacts to deposits, the demand and competitive environment, and more.

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  • Part Two: Winning With SMBs Is About More Than Just Technology

    Part Two: Winning With SMBs Is About More Than Just Technology

    In this week's podcast, Dallas Wells and Alex Habet continue their conversation about how financial institutions can best serve small businesses. There's no question that inserting technology into a r

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  • Winning With SMBs Is About More Than Just Technology

    Winning With SMBs Is About More Than Just Technology

    In this installment of The Purposeful Banker, Dallas Wells and Alex Habet get real about what it takes to serve today's small businesses.

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  • What a Long Strange Trip ...

    What a Long Strange Trip ...

    It's Jim Young's final appearance! He marks the occasion with Dallas Wells by going back to the beginning, more than six years ago, and comparing what commercial banking was like then, vs. now.

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