Sunday, January 24, 2021

Oklahoma Banker Direct

Help us help fellow banker get elected

Rarely, if ever, does the OBA send out an urgent request asking bankers to financially support political candidates. We wouldn’t ask if it’s not critically important, so you know this “ask” is important. Chuck Hall is the CEO of Exchange Bank in Perry and is running for State Senate District 20. This district includes Pawnee, Noble, Logan and most of …

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Reg relief bill S. 2155 passes House; heads to president

S. 2155, a regulatory relief bill for community banks, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. With its passage through the Senate in March, it will now head to President Trump’s desk for his signature and become law. It is the first bipartisan bill to pass through Congress in quite a while and contains several COMMONSENSE adjustments to regulations …

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Compliance Alliance hosting webinar on Beneficial Ownership

Due to the numerous hotline questions received each week and the importance of implementing the regulation properly, Compliance Alliance is focusing its May webinar on Beneficial Ownership. The webinar will take place at 2:30 p.m. on May 17. While Beneficial Ownership has been covered in previous webinars, the Alliance is going to cover the basics, take a deep dive into …

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CGR Summit: Everyone says it will happen, but ..

Earlier this week, more than 20 Oklahoma bankers joined nearly 1,300 bankers from across the country while attending the ABA’s GR Summit in Washington, D.C. “Parts, but not all, of the meetings we had both with the group and our own delegation were encouraging,” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage said. “Virtually everyone tells us that the regulatory reform bill …

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Cam Fine to retire; offers GREAT counsel to all of us

Cam Fine has been the president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America for the past 15 years, and he’s set to retire on May 4. While we have not always agreed with his approach to advocacy, the fact is Cam has been a champion for the smaller banks in this great country and for just about every …

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Walker nominated as OBA first vice chairman

Pursuant to Section 6.3 of the By Laws of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, notice is hereby given of the nominee for the office of First Vice Chairman. The nominee was selected from among more than a dozen names that had been submitted to the Nominating Committee for consideration. The nominee for the office of First Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma …

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Senate passes regulatory relief package

On a vote of 67-31, the U.S. Senate passed its version of regulatory reform for traditional community banks. “This has been a tough fight,” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage said. “We’ve been working on trying to shape a compromise for more than four years. Yesterday was a huge win for the banking industry, but especially for smaller community banks. …

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Step Up Oklahoma initiative – specifics of plan

Just another reminder to let your representative or senator know how you feel and what you think about the plan that’s been developed by a group of leading business and civic leaders with the number of individual leaders who also support this program growing day by day. In the OBA Update on Tuesday, we briefly outlined a few of the …

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