Saturday, June 25, 2022

Jeremy Cowen

State associations urge swift passage of S. 2155

In a letter to the speaker of the House of Representatives and the minority leader in the House, the Oklahoma Bankers Association joined the other state bankers associations urging for swift passage of the community bank regulatory relief bill, S. 2155. “We thought it was important to make certain House leadership on both sides of the aisle be aware of …

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Walker nominated as OBA first vice chairman

Pursuant to Section 6.3 of the By Laws of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, notice is hereby given of the nominee for the office of First Vice Chairman. The nominee was selected from among more than a dozen names that had been submitted to the Nominating Committee for consideration. The nominee for the office of First Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma …

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Week of April 3

In This Issue… • Greetings from Guy • Board nominees selected for consideration by membership • Agencies finalize technical revisions to Call Report • Parts of NCUA field of membership regulation struck down • 2018 OBA Professional Member college scholarship available • OBA education corner …

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Nominations being taken for ’20 Under 40 Awards’

Banking Exchange magazine has introduced its inaugural “20 Under 40 Awards” in which 20 next-generation bankers under the age of 40 will be profiled. They are looking for those banking professionals who will help banks thrive in the next decade. Entries will be judged by experienced industry professionals. The winners – representing the “best of the best” – will be …

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Week of March 26

In This Issue… • Greetings from Guy • House Financial Services Committee advances more bills • FDIC Board approaves appraisal threshold increase for CRE transactions • Waiting on Chairman Hensarling • Nominations being taken for ’20 Under 40 Awards’ • OBA education corner …

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Senate passes regulatory relief package

On a vote of 67-31, the U.S. Senate passed its version of regulatory reform for traditional community banks. “This has been a tough fight,” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage said. “We’ve been working on trying to shape a compromise for more than four years. Yesterday was a huge win for the banking industry, but especially for smaller community banks. …

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Reg relief bill passes Senate — thank you Sens. Inhofe, Lankford!

THANK YOU Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford! Senators Inhofe and Lankford put people ahead of politics and voted YES for S. 2155, a bipartisan, commonsense bill to help traditional community banks all across Oklahoma and the country to better serve their customers and grow the economy. Thank you for showing America how Congress can work together to solve problems. …

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Executive News: SO close – but still long way to go

As this issue of the Oklahoma Banker goes to press, the U.S. Senate is working through periodic floor statements relating to S. 2155. So far there are some 57 amendments that have been filed, and that does not include the Manager’s Amendment. The way the Senate works, the first hurdle was to get past a filibuster (60 votes required). The …

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Oklahoma banks set record for earnings in 2017

Congratulations Oklahoma bankers – collectively you set yet another industry earnings record in 2017! “We’ve been pointing out all year that the industry was on track to set another earnings record (in 2017),” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage said. “Even though total industry earnings for all banks ($25.5 billion) were off by some $17.7 billion (41 percent) over last …

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