Friday, February 3, 2023

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New Report Finds Increase in DDOS Attacks Targeting the Financial Services Industry

The continual change of DDoS demonstrates how this is far from over. “Working with our sector’s critical providers like Akamai, who have first-hand knowledge of how DDoS is affecting the financial sector, enables us to arm our members with the understanding and guidance they need to better protect their firms and customers,” said Teresa Walsh, Global Head of Intelligence at …

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Participate in our director compensation survey

The OBA is partnering with Blanchard Consulting Group for the 2023 Director CompensationSurvey, which is currently open for participation! This survey only includes financial institutions and focuses on director compensation for 2022, including meeting fees, committee fees, retainers, equity, benefits and total director compensation.  The survey also includes an assessment of chairperson fees and has ten director compensation trends questions.  Data …

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Federal Housing Finance Agency issues advisory on mortgage servicing rights

The Federal Housing Finance Agency last week released an advisory on the valuation of mortgage servicing rights for managing counterparty credit risk. The notice is intended to communicate FHFA’s supervisory expectations for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac “to establish and implement risk management policies and procedures for monitoring and valuing seller/servicers’ mortgage servicing rights.” This bulletin only applies to MSRs …

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Review your bank’s information for OBA directory

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The Oklahoma Bankers Association Directory of Banks is again being produced this year by NFR Communications. To best serve you, we want to include the most up-to-date and accurate information about your bank, your branches and your staff. However, we need your help. To ensure we are using the most accurate information, please follow the instructions provided in the letter …

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GSB scholarships available for 2023

Several scholarships are now available to bankers from OBA-member banks for various graduate schools of banking. Applications (other than for GSB-Colorado) should be submitted to the OBA’s Janis Reeser by email (, 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 …

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Reminder: Nondeductible portion of OBA dues calculated

The calculation representing the nondeductible portion of member dues attributable to lobbying expenditures has been made for the OBA’s year ending April 30, 2022. The source of the information used to determine this percentage included the Association’s general ledger and an estimate of the percentage of time related to applicable personnel’s involvement with lobbying activities by management of the Association. …

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Four bankers inducted into Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inducted its 2022 class – its fourth ever – today at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Sinclair Armstrong Jr., with Armstrong Bank in Muskogee; Shirley Barber, a longtime banker with Security State Bank in Cheyenne; Robert H. Croak, with FNB Community Bank in Midwest City; and the late John Massey, with …

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ABA report: Credit card market remains strong

Consumers continued to manage their credit well despite economic headwinds in the second quarter of 2022, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest Credit Card Market Monitor. The report found that credit card credit outstanding as a share of disposable income remained well below pre-pandemic levels in the second quarter while inflation-adjusted monthly credit card purchase volumes increased across risk …

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