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December 2022

  • December 6, 2022

    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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November 2022

  • November 28, 2022

    Poll: Consumers value rewards programs when choosing banks

    Nearly one in four respondents said in a recent survey they would switch or have switched banks because another bank offered a cashback or rewards program, or offered a better version of a rewards program than their current bank. Rewards program platform provider Wildfire Systems commissioned a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers on their attitudes toward cashback and …

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  • November 23, 2022

    Happy Thanksgiving from the OBA staff!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving from our staff to yours, from all our families to yours! The OBA offices will be closed starting Wednesday afternoon through Friday for the holiday. We will reopen at our regular time on Nov. 28. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  • November 21, 2022

    State Banking Board approves 50% reduction in 2023 assessments

    The Oklahoma State Banking Board voted unanimously at its November meeting to reduce the assessments paid by Oklahoma state-chartered banks. The 2023 assessment rate was discounted 50% for each bank with assets less than $1 billion and 25% for each bank with assets more than $1 billion. During the meeting held Nov. 16, State Banking Commissioner Mick Thompson explained how …

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  • November 17, 2022

    Gruenberg nominated to head FDIC again

    President Joe Biden announced his intent this week to nominate Martin Gruenberg to serve as chair and member of the board of directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Gruenberg is currently acting chairman and member of the board of directors of the FDIC. He joined the FDIC Board of Directors in August 2005 and has served as vice chairman, …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

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Jeremy has been in charge of the Oklahoma Banker newspaper as well as the OBA website and other member communications since joining the OBA in January 2002. A native of Hartshorne and a 1997 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he enjoys meeting and talking with the different people he encounters while doing his job. Previously, Jeremy worked as a sports writer in Lawton and, for the four years prior to joining the OBA, Lubbock, Texas, where he decided the town wasn’t big enough for both him and Bobby Knight. When not working, Jeremy loves to hike, read, watch football, baseball and boxing and teach journalism to high school and college students. And, if you ask, there’s a good chance he will regale you with the story about being interviewed on ESPN by Chris Fowler.