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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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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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2021 Hall of Fame inductees unveiled

The OBA is proud to announce the group of inductees for the Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame, with the ceremony set for Dec. 2 in Oklahoma City. Bruce Benbrook, a longtime Woodward banker who is currently CEO and chairman of The Stock Exchange Bank in Woodward; Steve Burrage, a southeastern Oklahoma stalwart who is chairman of FirstBank in Antlers; the …

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Executive News: Sudden resignations spark interest at state capitol

Last month, more than 60 bankers attended the OBA’s 2021 Senior Management Forum in Las Vegas. While the temps were close to 115 degrees, it was still great to see so many bankers. It was a record crowd and just coming off our annual convention, which also had record numbers. It’s clear bankers are ready to be back in person …

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Economists expect sustained rebound in market conditions

The chief economists of North America’s largest banks expect a sustained rebound in both consumer and business credit market conditions over the next six months, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest Credit Conditions Index released last month. The latest summary of ABA’s Credit Conditions Index examines a suite of indices derived from the quarterly outlook for credit markets produced …

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