Friday, September 29, 2023

Jeremy Cowen

Week of July 9

In This Issue… OCC reports improvement in mortgage performance Annual Washington Visit scheduled 2019 Convention Golf Tournament rescheduled OBA education corner …

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Week of July 1

In This Issue… H.R. 3182, S. 1564 introduced to study CECL impact OBA past president passes over weekend Bankers at the Brewery event scheduled in August Deadline approaching to take Compensation Survey Answer leadership’s call: OBA Emerging Leaders Academy accepting applications Report: Credit unions do little to serve those of ‘modest means’ OBA education corner …

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Report finds credit unions lacking on mission to serve low-income households

A new study has found credit unions fall short of their mission to serve low-income or “small-means” households. Credit unions enjoy many benefits, most notably a federal tax exemption. Many of these benefits stem from the original mission of credit unions to serve households of “small-means.” A recent report from the Federal Financial Analytics firm found the National Credit Union …

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Report finds credit unions lacking on mission to serve low-income households

As a follow up to Tuesday’s OBA Update, we wanted to make sure our bankers took note of the new study that found credit unions fall short of their mission to serve low-income or “small-means” households. Credit unions enjoy many benefits, most notably a federal tax exemption. Many of these benefits stem from the original mission of credit unions to …

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Week of June 24

In This Issue… Latest issue of Oklahoma Economist focuses on state’s ‘brain drain’ Deadline for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame nominations this week Annual Washington Visit scheduled Report: Credit unions fall short of serving households of ‘small means’ 2020 Oklahoma Views & Vistas Calendar available for discounted price until July 1 OBA education corner …

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Week of June 17

In This Issue… NFIP Reauthorization Act passes House committee Agencies issue final rule to streamline regulatory reporting requirements 2019 Convention Golf tournament rescheduled Business, banking aspects of medical marijuana focus of local story OBA brings back Compensation Survey OBA communications director promoted to senior vice president OBA education corner …

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Annual Washington Visit scheduled

The OBA’s Annual Washington Visit has been scheduled for Sept. 15-17, 2019, and the hotel will be the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C. Additionally, NEW this year, we are offering an offsite excursion to Mount Vernon that will include transportation, private tour (of the historic area, mansion & tomb), lunch and free time to explore the grounds. Registration information should …

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Business, banking aspects of medical marijuana focus of local story

The local news website NonDoc recently published a story on the business and banking aspects of the burgeoning medical marijuana scene in Oklahoma. The article features several quotes and insights from OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage, as well as Suzie Symcox, chief administrator officer at First Fidelity Bank in Oklahoma City, and positive comments on the SAFE Banking Act …

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Executive News: D-Day, lessons learned

This month marks the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion by Allied forces during the Second World War. Led by American and British troops, it was and remains the largest invasion by air, land and sea in history. More than 5,000 ships, 11,000 airplanes and 150,000 soldiers from the United States, Britain and Canada stormed the Nazi-occupied French beaches of …

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SAFE Banking Act scored positively by Budget Office

Late last month, the Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act, to enable banks and credit unions to serve legitimate cannabis businesses in Oklahoma and 32 other states that have legalized the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational use. According to the CBO, this bill, which is strongly supported by the …

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