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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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  • Time to Talk Interest Rates

    Time to Talk Interest Rates

    Interest rate hikes are (finally) on the horizon. How should banks adjust their 2022 strategies? Will commercial loan demand increase? And when the funding costs rise, will pricing move up as well?

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  • SMB Lending: What the Economist's Survey Says

    SMB Lending: What the Economist's Survey Says

    Discussing the findings in the Economist's recent report: "What Is Shaping the Ecosystem of Small Business Lending?" It's based on a global survey of lenders from traditional FIs and fintechs.

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  • State of Commercial Banking 2022: Sneak Preview

    State of Commercial Banking 2022: Sneak Preview

    Gita Thollesson provides a look at what some of the insights coming up in the State of Commercial Banking: Jan. 2022 Market Analysis webinar and report.

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  • A Look Back at Commercial Pricing in 2021

    A Look Back at Commercial Pricing in 2021

    Taking a look back at how the commercial pricing story unfolded over the course of 2021: where things started, what happened along the way, and where we stand now as we head into 2022.

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  • A Commercial Banking Retirement Wave ... or Tsunami?

    A Commercial Banking Retirement Wave ... or Tsunami?

    A generation of commercial bankers is rapidly moving toward retirement. What steps does the industry need to make to lessen the impact of this impending talent crunch?

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  • Introducing YieldBuilder and the BCG/Q2 Partnership

    Introducing YieldBuilder and the BCG/Q2 Partnership

    Discussing the recent BCG/Q2 partnership, as well as YieldBuilder - the product jointly developed by the two companies - and the impact it will have on the commercial banking industry.

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  • What the Data Tells Us About Primacy

    What the Data Tells Us About Primacy

    We look at insights from the PrecisionLender database, as well as polls conducted with commercial bankers, to see what they tell us about Primacy - its importance, its challenges, and its impact.

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  • Spreadsheet Shortcomings at Your Bank

    Spreadsheet Shortcomings at Your Bank

    Spreadsheets are useful, but are often tasked by banks to perform tasks beyond their capabilities. In this episode we look at spreadsheet shortcomings and the ways they could be harming your bank.

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  • When Metrics Go Awry in Commercial Banks

    When Metrics Go Awry in Commercial Banks

    Banks are great at measuring all sorts of things, but which metrics are helping them improve performance and which ones are just ... trivia? ​ A look at where commercial banking metrics often go awry.

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  • What's Driving the Recent Flurry of Regional Bank M&A?

    What's Driving the Recent Flurry of Regional Bank M&A?

    Big-bank M&A deals are at their highest levels since the late 90's. In this episode we explore the factors that are pushing more and more and regional banks to join forces.

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  • Why Pirates and Dull Knives Matter in Commercial Banking

    Why Pirates and Dull Knives Matter in Commercial Banking

    How can your bank keep the competition from raiding your deals? And are the processes your bank puts in place to guard against bad deals actually doing more harm than good?

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  • Why Is Primacy so Popular at Commercial Banks?

    Why Is Primacy so Popular at Commercial Banks?

    Why are so many bankers talking about "Primacy" these days? Dallas Wells explains the reasons behind this commercial banking trend.

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  • Can Your Commercial Bank "Get" the Price It "Sets"?

    Can Your Commercial Bank "Get" the Price It "Sets"?

    Revisiting an oldie-but-goodie topic. Banks spend a lot of time and effort on "setting" the price they want for each commercial deal. But do they "get" the price they set? And if not, then why?

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  • Anxieties and Opportunities in Commercial Banking

    Anxieties and Opportunities in Commercial Banking

    Are some of the pricing and structuring tactics being used in the commercial banking market lately a sign of growing anxiety, or perhaps potential opportunities?

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