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Annual Washington Visit scheduled

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

The OBA’s Annual Washington Visit has been scheduled for Oct. 1-3 and the hotel will be the Mayflower. Registration information should be hitting your bank shortly, but you can also download the registration and information form, and get more info on the hotel, by clicking here.

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Equifax data breach impacts millions


  One of the nation’s largest credit reporting bureaus sustained a significant data breach late last week, and the breach may have a significant impact on a number of issues, including legislative proposals. “I’m sure the folks at Equifax are running around in circles trying to understand what happened,” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage. “But the reality is this …

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Great Plains Bank featured in NewsOK story

Great Plains Bank logo

Great Plains Bank, based in Elk City but with locations throughout the state, including Oklahoma City, was featured in a NewsOK article this week. The story focused on the bank’s Midtown Oklahoma City location, which is much different from most banks with a more informal feeling, a lack of teller windows and no employees dressed in suits. You can read …

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OBA’s op-ed on overdraft charges runs on NonDoc website

OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage recently crafted a well-worded rebuttal concerning overdraft fees in response to a recent article in Bloomberg’s Businessweek magazine. The rebuttal ran in today’s NonDoc news website as an op-ed piece from Beverage. You can visit the story by clicking here.

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OBA President/CEO offers rebuttal to Oklahoman overdraft article

The Oklahoman published an article in its business section on Tuesday, Aug. 8, discussing overdraft fees (you can read the article, behind a subscription paywall, by clicking here). OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage wrote a letter to the editor/op-ed piece in rebuttal to this story, explaining why banks have these overdraft fees and why they are necessary to the banking …

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Latest round of 20 Questions! posted

Our next round of individuals answering 20 random questions, ranging from informational, to entertaining to downright bizarre, is ready for your viewership! Three new interviews are now posted for everyone’s enjoyment. These interviews – with Terri Thompson of American Exchange Bank, Henryetta; Kyle Powell of First National Bank, Okmulgee; and Tyler Spradlin of SpiritBank, Sapulpa – will give insight on …

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Lankford holds meeting at OBA

Sen. James Lankford held a meeting for Oklahoma bankers at the OBA on the morning of June 2, discussing various banking-related topics and answering questions. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho, chairman of Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee) also Skyped in to take some questions from the gathered bankers. More than 50 bankers were in attendance and heard from both senators …

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Check out OBA’s special convention opening video

Did you miss our annual convention and the opportunity to watch the opening video that featured several of our bankers singing our state song? Or, would you just like to see it again? Either way, here’s your chance to see some of our most well-known bankers tune up their vocal cords to get our convention off to a fun start!

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2017 OBA Convention app now available on iTunes

The iPhone app for the 2017 OBA Convention is now available for download. Use this app as a handy guidebook for the convention! Don’t stress about having to carry around unwieldy pocket programs for this year’s convention. Just rely on your cell phone and this app to get you where you need to go! The app includes times of all …

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ABA releases fifth white paper on Volcker Rule

ABA has delivered its fifth white paper to the Department of the Treasury outlining the reasons why the Volcker Rule is a drag on the U.S. economy. The rule requires all banks, regardless of size, to refrain from doing any activities that involve “proprietary trading.” “One of the problems is that, as worded, the Volcker rule applies to all banks, …

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