For more than 100 years, Oklahoma banks have relied upon a strong and active statewide organization working to address their changing needs and challenges.
That organization – the Oklahoma Bankers Association – today serves approximately 200 member banks. Based in Oklahoma City, the OBA assists its members with government relations, educational programs, legal and compliance services, communications, insurance products and numerous products and services.
The Association was created in June 1897 when 25 banks from Oklahoma Territory assembled to organize in pursuit of their common goals. It was 10 years before Oklahoma became a state. Of course, the OBA has undergone many changes over the past century, but it has stayed true to its basic mission of helping banks cope with their common concerns and needs.
The OBA works with banks to ensure they have the tools they need to support their communities. We provide fraud training programs to banks at no charge, we bring financial literacy programs to communities across the state and so much more.
The OBA owns two subsidiaries – the OBA Services Company and the OBA Insurance Agency, which specialize in products and services for the banking industry.
As you can see from the size of this site, the Association offers much, much more than is outlined here. But all of our efforts can be summed up in four simple words: We Make Bankers Better!