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Banking school scholarships available

Several scholarships are now available to bankers from OBA-member banks for various graduate schools of banking. Applications should be submitted to the OBA’s Janis Reeser by email (janis@oba.com), regular mail (643 N.E. 41st St., OKC, 73105) or fax (405-424-4518). The scholarship recipients will be selected and announced no later than April 22. Click on the links below for more specific …

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Registration open for OBA 2019 Community Bankers Leadership and Senior Management Conference

The Oklahoma Bankers Association 2019 Community Bankers Leadership & Senior Management Conference is scheduled for April 7-9 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona. This year’s conference features an exciting lineup of speakers, including the ABA’s Jim Chessen, GSB-Colorado’s Tim Koch, BankOnIT’s Sara Nielson, PCBB’s Doug Hensley, The Baker Group’s Dale Sheller, Equias Alliance’s Trey Deupree, …

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Three bankers make up inaugural class for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inducted its first-ever class today at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Shawnee banker Larry Briggs, Altus banker Ken Fergeson and Oklahoma City banker Gene Rainbolt made up the inaugural group. The ceremony was hosted by the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s immediate past chairman, Guy Sims, who is also president/CEO/chairman of Shamrock Bank in …

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Oklahoma banks aiding federal employees during ongoing partial shutdown of federal government

Oklahoma banks have risen to the occasion in helping their customers, who are federal employees, during the current partial shutdown of the federal government. Banks across the state are either integrating a standard policy to aid customers who are federal employees with incomes directly impacted by the shutdown, or are helping on a case-by-case basis with those individuals. These efforts …

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Oklahoma banking industry continues record earnings pace in third quarter

Recently, the FDIC released its third quarter report showing FDIC-insured institutions reported aggregate net income in the amount of $62 billion, up $14 billion, or 29.3 percent, over last year at this point in the year. According to the agency, this increase in earnings came as a result of higher net operating revenue plus a lower effective tax rate. According …

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Reg relief bill S. 2155 passes House; signed by president

S. 2155, a regulatory relief bill for community banks, passed the U.S. House of Representatives last week. With its passage through the Senate in March, it was soon thereafter signed by President Trump and became law. It is the first bipartisan bill to pass through Congress in quite a while and contains several COMMONSENSE adjustments to regulations that have hurt …

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2018 edition of OBA Directory of Banks now available

The Oklahoma Bankers Association Directory of Banks, 2018 edition, is now available for purchase. This annual booklet gives important information on all Oklahoma banks, savings and loans, savings banks and holding companies. It’s available for purchase online by clicking here, or feel free to contact the OBA’s Thi Pham. Anyone wishing to order nine or more copies should contact Thi directly.

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Regulatory Feedback Initiative continues

We need you!  Did your bank undergo an exam in 2017? We are rapidly approaching the end of another year. If your bank had an exam, or is scheduled to have one before Dec. 31, 2017, we’re asking that someone on your staff complete the Coalition of Bankers Association’s POST EXAM SURVEY. The survey is 100 percent anonymous, so there is no way …

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2018 OBA Convention coming in May

The 2018 OBA Annual Convention & Trade Show is coming soon, set for May 21-23 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa. This year’s convention theme is “Answer the C.A.L.L. (community/advocacy/leadership/legacy). Lt. Col. Robert Darling, a retired member of the U.S. Marine Corps., who served in the first Gulf War and supported the president in the President’s Emergency …

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OBA Professional Members college scholarship available

Each year, the Oklahoma Bankers Association awards a $1,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman who has a parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse who is a Professional Member of the Association. The student must enroll in an accredited Oklahoma institution of higher education. The applicant must also be graduating from an Oklahoma high school. A panel of bankers will select the winning …

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