Sunday, April 14, 2024

Kayden Anderson

Better Together: OBA convention open for registration!

The Oklahoma Bankers Association and its member banks are better together … it’s become a mantra of sorts during Bryan Cain’s year as OBA chair, and it’s the focus of our annual convention this year! Nearly 200 banks and 20,000 bank employees ARE better together, and we’d sure like to a see a large representative portion of those at our …

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Publicize your promotions, hires!

The OBA runs a monthly “Oklahoma Bankers” feature in its newspaper where promotions and hires from member banks are highlighted. While the submissions seem to come in giant clumps during parts of year, forcing some to be pushed back a couple or even three months to be published, we appear to be between said “giant clumps.” Now is the time …

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OBA, ABA, other state associations ask CFPB to stop overdraft proposal

Warning that “consumers will lose” if the CFPB’s overdraft proposal is finalized, the OBA, American Bankers Association and all 51 other state bankers associations urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau via a joint comment letter on Monday to withdraw it. The proposal would re-classify overdraft as “credit,” despite Congress’ determination 50 years ago to the contrary, and would permit financial institutions to offer overdraft …

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FFIEC makes changes to Uniform Bank Performance Report

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council member agencies are making several changes to the Uniform Bank Performance Report on or shortly after Monday, March 24. These changes are necessitated by the current expected credit losses methodology nomenclature changes to the March 2024 Call Reports, according to FFIEC.

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ABA, U.S. Chamber of Commerce file suit against CFPB’s late fees rule

The American Bankers Association joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and four business groups in filing a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday to challenge the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new rule limiting credit card late fees. The plaintiffs are also seeking a preliminary injunction barring the bureau from implementing the new rule. Earlier last week, the CFPB issued a final rule …

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OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring

Bankers Night Out

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 the most recent developments affecting their job. In addition to state and federal legislative …

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Interested in leading our Emerging Leaders?

The OBA is looking for bankers interested in serving as chairperson of the OBA Emerging Leaders Division. Any OBA Emerging Leaders who are currently enrolled in the OBA Emerging Leaders Academy or have previously graduated from an OBA Emerging Leaders Academy or OBA Leadership Academy are eligible for the position. The Emerging Leaders chair will serve a two-year term and …

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OBA-introduced ACRE bill passes state House, moves to Senate

HB 4092, Rep. Trey Caldwell’s state-level ACRE bill, passed the full House and is now headed to the Senate in the hands of Sen. Darcy Jech. We will keep you posted on this OBA-introduced bill and its progress through the process. Thank you to all who reached out and contacted your state representative about this important bill. More about HB 4092 (the …

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Ask your state representative to vote ‘yes’ on ACRE Act

The ACRE Act (HB 4092) is up for a vote in the State House of Representatives any day now. We need your help! Please call your State Representative and ask them to vote YES on HB 4092. What does the ACRE Act actually do? • The ACRE Act will lower the cost of credit by removing the taxation on interest …

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