Thursday, September 23, 2021

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Banking profits increase in second quarter

Despite the drop in net interest revenue, 64.1% of Oklahoma banks reported more net interest income than the previous year, according to the recently released Quarterly Banking Profile by the FDIC for the second quarter. For Oklahoma banks, the average return on assets was 1.24% in the second quarter of 2020, up from 0.36% the previous quarter. The FDIC reported …

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Banking profits increase in second quarter

Despite the drop in net interest revenue, 64.1% of Oklahoma banks reported more net interest income than the previous year, according to the recently released Quarterly Banking Profile by the FDIC for the second quarter. For Oklahoma banks, the average return on assets was 1.24% in the second quarter of 2020, up from 0.36% the previous quarter. The FDIC reported …

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235,000 Jobs Added in August, Unemployment Rate at 5.2%

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 235,000 in August. In August, the total number of unemployed people fell to 8.4 million, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.2%. Professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, private education and manufacturing accounted for the majority of employment growth in August. To read this story in its …

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Week of Sept. 13

In This Issue… Senate members introduce bill to block IRS bank reporting requirements 2022 OBA Speaker Proposal forms due Oct. 20 OBA Emerging Leaders Academy application deadline is this week OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs begin this week in Ardmore Wednesday is last day to order Oklahoma Views and Vistas Calendar Registration open for ABA Virtual Washington Fly-In OBA education …

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Week of Sept. 6

In This Issue… Loan-to-deposit ratios reach new lows during pandemic OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs begins next week in Ardmore OBA welcomes new endorsed vendor OBA education corner … Loan-to-deposit ratios reach new lows during pandemic As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous economic stimulus initiatives were implemented, including direct payouts to consumers and small company loan schemes. The …

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Advisory released on ransomware, wire fraud awareness for holidays, weekends

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency recently released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory, urging businesses to defend themselves from ransomware threats during the holidays and weekends when most businesses are closed. Ransomware attacks and wire fraud with a high impact are most likely to occur just before holidays and weekends. Bankers should encourage their coworkers …

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Survey Reveals Changes in Sales, Revenue, Capital Spending

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the results of the Services Survey reflect changes in a variety of activity indicators, including sales, revenue, employment, and capital spending, as well as changes in input material and selling prices. Longer-term trends can be traced using the accumulated data. To read this article in its entirety from the Federal Reserve …

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New Home Sales on the Rise in July

Despite an economic setback caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market is steadily recovering. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, new single-family home sales increased to a compounded annual growth rate of 708,000 in July. To read more about this story in its entirety from ABA Banking Journal, please click here.

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Sudden Decrease in Satisfied Credit Card Users

Client satisfaction with credit card issuers fell this year as issuers attempted to accommodate customers’ demands amid ongoing economic uncertainty, according to the J.D. Power 2021 Credit Card Satisfaction Study. Satisfaction with national issuers has dropped considerably, down from 811 to 805 on a scale of 1,000.  As a result, credit card issuers are searching for the causes of this …

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