Thursday, October 21, 2021

OBA News

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October 2021

  • October 8, 2021

    New Home Sales Rise in July

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, new single-family home sales increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 708,000 in July. The June rate is 1.0% higher than the revised June rate of 701,000, but it is still 27.2% lower than the July 2020 forecast of 972,000. To read more about this story, click …

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  • October 1, 2021

    OBA president/CEO interviews on pair of Tulsa TV stations about IRS reporting proposal

    OBA President and CEO Adrian Beverage appeared on two Tulsa TV stations this week to discuss the IRS reporting proposal and its possible negative ramifications. You can watch both video, as well as read the accompanying news stories by clicking the links below: FOX 23 – Sept. 29 KTUL – Sept. 30

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September 2021

  • September 29, 2021

    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, 2021. 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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  • September 20, 2021

    Oklahoma City banker pens op-ed in Oklahoman on IRS reporting proposal

    NBC Oklahoma President and CEO H.K. Hatcher appeared as a guest columnist in The Oklahoman this weekend, opining on the proposed IRS tax reporting law. Hatcher wrote the proposal would “result in unnecessary costs to taxpayers and add an extensive amount of extra and unnecessary work for everyone involved – the IRS and our financial institutions.” You can read Hatcher’s …

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  • September 17, 2021

    Banking profits increase in second quarter

    Despite the drop in net interest revenue, 64.1% of Oklahoma banks reported more net interest income than the previous year, according to the recently released Quarterly Banking Profile by the FDIC for the second quarter. For Oklahoma banks, the average return on assets was 1.24% in the second quarter of 2020, up from 0.36% the previous quarter. The FDIC reported …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

Email: jeremy@oba.com      |      Phone: Ext. 113

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.