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  • Previewing the State of Commercial Banking Webinar!

    Previewing the State of Commercial Banking Webinar!

    Gita Thollesson joins the podcast to give a sneak peek at a few of the findings she'll share in her upcoming State of Commercial banking webinar.

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  • Commercial Banking Revenue Tips for 2021

    Commercial Banking Revenue Tips for 2021

    2021 will present a lot of challenges for commercial banks, but there are ways that banks can improve their revenue performance. We offer a few suggestions in this week's podcast.

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  • The Push to Be the Primary Bank

    The Push to Be the Primary Bank

    A look at the all-important quest for banks to be the primary option for customers. We'll explore the reasons why that goal is getting harder and harder to achieve.

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  • How Are Commercial Banks Faring in the Pandemic?

    How Are Commercial Banks Faring in the Pandemic?

    How are commercial banks responding after nine months of the pandemic? We look at two particular areas - provisioning and bad loan sales, in which bank actions seem to tell two very different stories.

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  • Greenwich Associates' Chris McDonnell on Commercial Banking Customer Loyalty in 2020

    Greenwich Associates' Chris McDonnell on Commercial Banking Customer Loyalty in 2020

    How have banks' responses to the pandemic affected the loyalty of their commercial customers? Chris McDonnell shares some eye-opening findings from Greenwich Associates' recent research.

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  • Talking Cash Management Tech & Cross-Selling With Aite Group's Christine Barry

    Talking Cash Management Tech & Cross-Selling With Aite Group's Christine Barry

    The Aite Group's Christine Barry shares what commercial banks should look for when adding cash management technology and how lenders can better cross-sell cash management and treasury services.

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  • Key Takeaways from the Bank Director 2020 Tech Survey

    Key Takeaways from the Bank Director 2020 Tech Survey

    What do the results from Bank Director's annual technology survey tell us about how banks are viewing technology and their ability/willingness to invest in it during a pandemic?

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  • Demand-Side Commercial Banking Sales, with Bob Moesta

    Demand-Side Commercial Banking Sales, with Bob Moesta

    Former BankOnPurpose keynote speaker Bob Moesta talks about his book on demand-side sales, and how its principals can be applied by commercial bankers.

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  • Why Doesn't Wall Street Believe in Banks?

    Why Doesn't Wall Street Believe in Banks?

    The banking industry is much stronger now than it was the last time the U.S. economy had a significant downturn. So why isn't that being reflected in the stock prices of publicly traded banks?

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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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  • 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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  • 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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