Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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Answering questions about OBA membership

By Megan McGuire OBA Member Relations A commonly asked question at the OBA is: Am I a member? Every employee of an OBA member bank is a member of the OBA. Furthermore, every employee of an OBA strategic member is a strategic member of the OBA. The Oklahoma Bankers Association would like for all its members to make the most …

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Oklahoma banks continue trajectory for another earnings record

Bank Earnings Chart 2017

Oklahoma banks continue their collective journey to another record-earnings year, according to the FDIC’s release of the Quarterly Banking Profile on Monday. “Needless to say, this is great news for the industry,” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage said. “The previous record was set in 2015, at $1.024 billion. At the end of September, the year-to-date net income for the industry …

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Week of Nov. 27

In This Issue… • Greetings from Guy • GRC reviews bills introduced in Second Session • OBA supports FASB proposal to address reporting implications of tax reform • Congress approves government funding bill through Feb. 8 • OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring • Register for OBA 2018 Contact Banker Program • OBA education corner …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We want to wish all our bankers and their families a happy Thanksgiving! Try not to eat too much turkey this weekend! The OBA offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week in observance of the holiday. We will reopen at our regular time on Monday, Nov. 27.

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CFPB Director Cordray leaving position

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray announced today he will be leaving his position, effective by the end of this month. Cordray, the first director of the CFPB, is thought to be considering a bid as governor of his home state of Ohio in next year’s election, although he has not confirmed this nor launched an official campaign. He …

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Senate Banking Committee reaches tentative compromise on reg relief

On Nov. 13, members of the Senate Banking Committee unveiled a proposed compromise on regulatory relief for community banks, according to OBA President Roger Beverage. “It’s not everything we wanted,” Beverage said. “I still want to see if this is the final ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ version or if we can add some tweaks. “The most obvious omission is that it doesn’t talk …

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Bad news: Crapo/Brown negotiations fail

We have now confirmed the ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), has walked away from the negotiations with Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) on a proposed package for regulatory relief aimed at community banks. He did so in spite of his public statements some three weeks ago that progress was being made on a compromise, bipartisan …

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Oklahoma community banks aid hurricane victims

Hurricane Relief Donation

OKLAHOMA CITY — Community banks take great pride in being the foundation of their communities. When cities and towns are in need, they don’t hesitate to help in any way possible. These banks are also just as quick to react when the neighborhoods of their peers need assistance. Following the recent rash of hurricanes in Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida and …

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Participate in our Regulatory Feedback Initiative!

The Regulatory Feedback Initiative gives bankers a chance to comment anonymously about the bank’s examination process. If you have had an exam in the last year and haven’t completed a “Post Exam Survey” please direct your staff to click here. We need to know what happened – the good AND the bad. And then let your staff know this is something they should do …

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