Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Weekly Update

Week of April 3

From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman OBA road trip continues. We have reached our half way point for the OBA Spring Bankers’ Night Out events. Attendance has been great at all three locations; Lawton, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Over 300 bankers and vendors have come together to do what we do best; eat and socialize. We also learned …

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Week of March 13

From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman Last Thursday’s meeting between President Trump and community bankers has been widely reported and discussed, and is covered in more detail below. I would also like to reflect on a few points and the significance of this meeting. Can you remember when a sitting president has met with bankers who represent the …

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Week of Feb. 27

From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman If you are still sitting on the fence about attending the ABA Government Relations Summit on March 20-22, let me encourage you to go. ABA has assembled a top-notch program and the price of admission couldn’t be better. It’s free to all bankers whether or not you are an ABA member. Here’s …

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Week of Feb. 20

OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring The dates for the OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs have been finalized. Mark your calendar for the date of the program that’s in your area of the state and plan to attend. Bring your coworkers with you so that everyone can be up to speed on the most recent developments affecting their job. …

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Week of Feb. 13

From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman Maybe it’s not so bad we aren’t at the very top of President Trump’s priorities. Previously, we wrote financial reform is one of the top 10 but not the top three issues the Trump administration will address. After witnessing an ill-fated, sloppy rollout of the travel ban, I think the White House …

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Week of Jan. 30

From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman There may be more than one way to skin the regulatory cat. Nothing is higher on a banker’s wish list than regulatory reform. The problem is how to get from wish to reality. Currently there are three methods being discussed. These methods are probably familiar to you but I would like to …

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Week of Jan. 23

From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman We witnessed a remarkable event noon on Friday in Washington D.C. – the peaceful transition of political power in the United States. Since George Washington handed over the presidency to John Adams some 220 years ago, 23 presidential elections resulted in power transferred to another party. This occurred again Friday, Jan. 20, …

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Week of Jan. 17

OCC: Fintech charter has ‘very high bar’; few applicants expected During an ABA member webinar Monday, senior OCC officials provided more details about the agency’s proposed special purpose national bank charter intended for innovative fintech firms. The officials noted the charter is not a different kind of charter; it would be a national bank charter, with all of the privileges and …

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Week of Jan. 9

From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman As predicted by many sources, including the ABA, health care reform has quickly taken center stage as the number one domestic political issue. After reading and listening to supporters from both sides of the aisle, I’m reminded of the hot potato game we played as children. If you remember, the objective is …

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Week of Jan. 3

From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman The Oklahoman editorial on New Year’s Day listed its wish list for 2017. So, instead of New Year’s resolutions that are usually broken before January has passed, I have a federal legislative wish list. I limit myself to three wishes since I’m hoping a genie will be sure to grant them. Also, …

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