Saturday, June 25, 2022

Jeremy Cowen

House approves Paycheck Protection Program extension

Earlier this afternoon, the U.S. House approved the previously passed Senate measure to extend the Paycheck Protection Program through Aug. 8. The extension, which was approved in both the Senate and House by unanimous consent, also decouples PPP authorization from the 7(a) program, eliminating the risk that the regular 7(a) program could shut down when the PPP hits its authorization …

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Week of June 29

In This Issue… Regulatory agencies propose new, revised Q&As on flood insurance Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame taking nominations for 2020 inductees Salary survey deadline this week 2021 Oklahoma Views & Vistas Calendar available for discounted price through Wednesday OBA education corner …

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PPP cutoff approaching

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) cutoff is June 30. According to the SBA’s Dustin Allen, it will be a hard and fast cutoff at Close of Business on June 30. If an application has not been input in to ETRAN and reached the approval stage by that time it will not be given consideration. Allen urges bankers to make sure …

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Agent fees for CPAs, lawyers?

We have been hearing from some of our colleagues in other states about a few issues that seem to have popped up that relate to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and the related Paycheck Protection Program initiative. We wanted to check with our banks as to whether these or any other issues may have come to your attention or may be …

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State of Oklahoma starting Oklahoma Business Relief Program

Developed to help local businesses across the state overcome the economic challenges of COVID-19, the Oklahoma Business Relief Program offers vital funding for businesses that have suffered revenue loss due to the pandemic.   Gov. Kevin Stitt has designated $50 million in Federal CARES Act funds for the program.  Starting Monday, June 29, Oklahoma businesses can request to apply for OBRP …

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Week of June 22

In This Issue… State of Oklahoma starting Oklahoma Business Relief Program SBA, Treasury announce enhanced transparency on PPP loans Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame taking nominations for 2020 inductees Salary survey deadline extended Check out OBA’s Strategic Members COVID-19 Resource Page OBA education corner …

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Oklahoma Business Relief Program start moved to Monday

As many of you know, the Oklahoma Business Resource Program – developed by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce – was scheduled to go live Friday. We heard from several bankers, with the program being first-come/first-served, there would be an initial rush of applicants, which would require bank employees to work all weekend to get the applications submitted. The OBA and …

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Executive News: Food production, banking and beyond

I recently read an article written by Evan Sparks, who is the editor-in-chief of the ABA Banking Journal and vice president for publications at the American Bankers Association. His article hit home and stirred up some memories for me – some good, most bad. Years ago, I was the director of the D epartment of Banking and Finance in Nebraska. …

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Lawton’s Walker takes OBA chairman reins

Rick Walker, vice chairman and CEO of Liberty National Bank in Lawton, was inducted as the 2020-21 chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association during a video conference on May 19. Walker has been with his bank for almost 15 years. He began his banking career in 1987 working in various aspects of lending and management. He holds a bachelor’s in …

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