In This Issue…
- OBA-led garnishments bill passes state senate committee
- FDIC seeks information on bank mergers
- Interested in leading our Emerging Leaders? Deadline to apply is this week!
- Bankers’ Night Out program start this week in Lawton, Krebs
- OBA education corner …
OBA-led garnishments bill passes state senate committee
The OBA-sponsored garnishments bill, HB 3541, passed out of the Oklahoma Senate Judiciary Committee today by a unanimous 9-0 vote.
The bill would increase the fee the creditor must remit for costs incurred in answering a garnishment summons from $25 to $35. It would also make it so the garnishee would not be required to attach fund of the judgment debtor until the fee is received.
“We’ve heard from numerous bankers how changes to the garnishment laws have significantly reduced the number of garnishment summons bankers have received,” OBA President and CEO Adrian Beverage said. “We hope, with the increase in costs to the judgement creditor, to continue to see a decline in the shotgun approach to these summons.”
The bill will now move to the full Senate for approval. If it passes there, it will move to the House and, finally, the governor’s desk for final passage.
FDIC seeks information on bank mergers
The FDIC released a request for information last week, as it seeks input on bank merger transactions, particularly wanting comments regarding the application of the laws, practices, rules, regulations, guidance and statements of policy that apply to merger transactions involving one or more insured depository institutions, including the merger between an insured depository institution and a non-insured institution.
The FDIC stated significant changes over the past several decades in the banking industry and financial system warrant a review of the regulatory framework. The RFI is intended to help inform the FDIC’s understanding and any potential policymaking in this area.
The FDIC encourages comments from all interested parties within 60 days of publication in the Federal Register.
Interested in leading our Emerging Leaders? Deadline to apply is this week!
The OBA is looking for bankers interested in serving as chairperson of the OBA Emerging Leaders Division.
Any OBA Emerging Leaders who are currently enrolled in the OBA Emerging Leaders Academy or have previously graduated from an OBA Emerging Leaders Academy or OBA Leadership Academy are eligible for the position.
The Emerging Leaders chair will serve a two-year term and will work closely with OBA staff to continue to build and direct the OBA Emerging Leaders program. The chairperson will also serve as a voting member on the OBA Board of Directors.
Are you interested? If so, click here to download the Emerging Leaders-Chair Interest Form. The deadline to return the form is March 31.
Bankers’ Night Out programs continue this week in Lawton, Krebs
The dates for the OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs have been finalized, with the Lawton and Krebs dates this week. Mark your calendar for the date of the program that’s in your area of the state and plan to attend.
Bring your coworkers with you so that everyone can be up to speed on the most recent developments affecting their job. In addition to state and federal legislative updates, the program will include a discussion on the recent developments in your industry.
As in the past, the schedule for each of these meetings is:
5:30 p.m. – Drinks
6:15 p.m. – Program
7 p.m. – Dinner
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The cost is $50 per person. Locations and dates for this year’s events are:
- Tuesday, March 29 – Lawton at Lawton Country Club.
- Thursday, March 31 – Krebs at Pete’s Place.
- Thursday, April 14 – Guymon at Hunny’s.
- Monday, April 18 – Tulsa at Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills.
- Wednesday, April 27 – Oklahoma City at Embassy Suites Downtown/Medical Center.
OBA education corner …
It’s definitely spring in Oklahoma: rain, then sunshine, then cool weather and then tornadoes and thunderstorms. As you try to figure out whether to break out the umbrella or heavy jacket, take a break and sit down to plan out your upcoming continuing educational schedule, including the following:
- Handling Deceased Accounts, April 5, webinar — Learn about checks, IRAs, deposit ownership, trusts, UTMA, affidavits of heirship and other complex issues that can occur when a customer is deceased.
- Controlling the Risks of Power of Attorney Documents, April 6, webinar — This webinar will provide attendees with the best practices and pitfalls of dealing with power of attorney documents.
- Bi-Monthly Compliance Briefing – April 2022, April 7, webinar — A bi-monthly update to help you keep up with changes and deadlines in the compliance area in a quick and easy format.
- Basic Personal & Business Tax Return Seminar, April 8, Oklahoma City — Attend this proactive seminar and gain an understanding of the often complex and confusing topic of TAXES!
- Commercial Loan Defaults and Workouts, April 8, webinar — This program will cover guidelines for the Bank in a workout situation, including the documentation to consider before, during and after negotiations take place with borrowers and guarantors.
- Overdraft Requirements & Best Practices, April 12, webinar — It’s imperative you are aware of the current regulatory requirements, guidance and expectations to keep your bank out of trouble!
- Alert! OFAC Russia-related Designations; Belarus Designations, April 13, webinar — During this webinar, we will review the new Russia-related sanctions.
- Understanding Revocable and Irrevocable Trust Documents, April 13, webinar — This webinar will provide attendees information on doing business with trusts, including the best practices in establishing deposit account and loan relationships.
- 2022 CFO Conference, April 14, Oklahoma City — Please join us and learn how to manage all critical aspects such as strategic planning, interest rate risk analysis, risk management and capital and funding requirements that can positively influence your bank’s profitability.
- Opening Fiduciary Accounts, April 14, webinar — During this program, we will review the set-up, documentation and legal issues involved in these high- risk accounts. You will learn how to style these accounts and get the signature card perfect every time.
- Commercial & Business Lending Basics for Support Personnel, April 18, webinar — This webinar is designed to take the “mystery” out of the commercial lending process and the confusing terminology often used by lenders.
- Essential Teller Issues Seminars, April 19-Tulsa; April 20-Oklahoma City; April 21-Enid — The program zeroes in on six modules that remind your tellers of the importance of what they do, how they do it, what they say, and how they deliver customer service.
- BSA Fundamentals Seminars, April 26-Tulsa; April 27-Oklahoma City — This workshop will provide current, updated tools, techniques, and “real world” examples for learning the critical components of a BSA/AML program.
- Advanced Commercial Lending Series, May 4-Financial Statements and Cash Flow Analysis; May 5-Tax Return Analysis; May 6-C&I and CRE, Oklahoma City — Commercial lenders, credit analysts, relationship managers and credit administrators should look at these advanced classes and consider attending!
Also, the OBA is proud to promote the recognition of bankers who have devoted 50 or more years of service to the banking industry. All eligible nominees will be honored at the 2022 OBA Convention on May 18-20 at the Omni in Oklahoma City. Click here to download a nomination form – the deadline for submission is Friday, April 1. If you have any questions, please contact Janis Reeser at 405-424-5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.