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  • Banking Budget Challenges During COVID-19

    Banking Budget Challenges During COVID-19

    Forecasting revenues and expenses is tough in the best of times. During a pandemic? Yikes. So how should banks handle tricky budget questions during COVID-19?

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  • Commercial Banking's Looming LIBOR Problem

    Commercial Banking's Looming LIBOR Problem

    Can commercial banks meet federal regulators' deadline to switch from LIBOR to SOFR? We take a look at the issues involved, whether the timeline is realistic, and potential solutions to the problem.

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  • How Commercial Banks Are Tackling Hotel Industry Risk

    How Commercial Banks Are Tackling Hotel Industry Risk

    The hotel industry has been hit hard during the pandemic. What does that mean for banks that have lent money to hotels? And how are banks working to give hotels time to regain their financial footing?

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  • Is CECL Really "a Joke"?

    Is CECL Really "a Joke"?

    A banking CEO recently made some scathing public comments about CECL. Is his view widespread? And what's at the root of banker with the accounting standard?

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  • What Our Commercial Banking Risk Research Found

    What Our Commercial Banking Risk Research Found

    In this episode, PrecisionLender's Gita Thollesson provides a sneak peak into her recent report, "Risk Levels and Bank Behavior During COVID-19."

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  • Do Your Bank's Risk Ratings Help or Hinder?

    Do Your Bank's Risk Ratings Help or Hinder?

    With risk mitigation on the minds of commercial bankers everywhere, it's time to look at how they're measuring risk and where those ratings might be coming up short.

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  • Have Commercial Banks Reached a Digital Tipping Point?

    Have Commercial Banks Reached a Digital Tipping Point?

    With COVID-19 forcing banks to support a remote workforce, and to rapidly process PPP applications, has digital transformation at commercial banks finally gone from "innovative" to "expected"?

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  • 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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  • 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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