Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Amanda Bloye

OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring

The dates for the OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs have been finalized. 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 topics affecting their job. In addition to state and federal legislative updates, the program …

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Registration open for OBA 2019 Community Bankers Leadership and Senior Management Conference

The Oklahoma Bankers Association 2019 Community Bankers Leadership & Senior Management Conference is scheduled for April 7-9 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona. This year’s conference features an exciting lineup of speakers, including the ABA’s Jim Chessen, GSB-Colorado’s Tim Koch, BankOnIT’s Sara Nielson, PCBB’s Doug Hensley, The Baker Group’s Dale Sheller, Equias Alliance’s Trey Deupree, …

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Week of Feb. 4

In This Issue… • Treasury partially clarifies Subchapter S deduction • Register for OBA’s 2019 Contact Banker Program • OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring • OBA hosts CFO Conference on Feb. 27 • OBA education corner …

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State associations, ICBA file amicus brief in credit union field of membership case

State bankers associations from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, along with the Independent Community Bankers of America and 25 of its state-level affiliates, joined with the ABA by filing an amicus curiae brief Friday supporting ABA’s legal challenge to the National Credit Union Administration’s field of membership rule. The challenged rule is an effort to further expand the already loose fields …

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More information on ‘2nd Amendment auditors’

As we touched on in an Oklahoma Banker Direct last week, there are groups going around Oklahoma communities – and into banks – testing their adherence to the 1st and 2nd Amendments by openly carrying firearms and filming customers. To help our banks prepare for the possibility of these groups coming into their own lobbies, Pauli Loeffler, with the OBA’s …

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‘Second Amendment auditors’? Huh?

A new activity going on in Oklahoma, and of which bankers should be aware, is called “First and Second Amendment Auditors.” In the past week, these groups have invaded the community and one of the banks in Beaver. Another invaded Bank of Oklahoma here in Oklahoma City. Patrick Roth, aka “News Now Patrick,” videoed his trip to the local courthouse, …

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Register for OBA’s 2019 Contact Banker Program

We have set the dates for the 2019 Contact Banker Program. Click here to find a sign-up form that has all the dates listed for this year’s program. We ask that you select what dates work best for you and send it your form to adrian@oba.com. Once we have the groups finalized, we will send an email confirmation of your date. On the …

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Oklahoma banks aiding federal employees during ongoing partial shutdown of federal government

Oklahoma banks have risen to the occasion in helping their customers, who are federal employees, during the current partial shutdown of the federal government. Banks across the state are either integrating a standard policy to aid customers who are federal employees with incomes directly impacted by the shutdown, or are helping on a case-by-case basis with those individuals. These efforts …

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Is your bank helping federal employees during shutdown? Let us know!

With the ongoing partial government shutdown, some Oklahomans have seen their income directly affected. We understand several Oklahoma banks have been working in positive and helpful ways with their customers and the OBA would like to get information to the media recognizing those banks. If your bank has implemented a standard policy to help customers who are federal employees or …

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