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October 2020

  • October 20, 2020

    FDIC survey shows 95 percent of U.S. households were banked in 2019

    A record 95 percent of U.S. households had a bank or credit union account in 2019, according to a new biennial survey and report released today by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). How America Banks: Household Use of Banking and Financial Services also found that a record low 5.4 percent of U.S. households were unbanked in 2019. “It is encouraging that …

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  • October 9, 2020

    SBA streamlines PPP loan forgiveness for $50,000 or less

    The Small Business Administration tonight released a streamlined loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $50,000 or less. The forgiveness application, Form 3508S, includes certifications from the borrower but does not require calculations to be submitted with the application. Applicants must submit documentation verifying forgivable payroll and non-payroll expenses. Borrowers are required to retain the documentation supporting their …

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September 2020

  • September 22, 2020

    Voting deadlines approaching

    The upcoming elections to be held on Nov. 3 are of critical importance to all Americans. Regardless of whether you or anyone else you know is a Democrat, Republican or independent, that person must be registered to vote to cast a ballot. HERE ARE THE DEADLINES BY WHICH YOU MUST BE REGISTERED: Oct. 9 — Voter registration deadline for in-person …

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  • September 15, 2020

    2020 OBA Oktoberfest Golf Tournament set for Oct. 5

    Has 2020 been a little bit rough? Well here’s your chance to get out of the rough and onto the green! Show off your golfing skills or simply join your banking peers as a social registrant at the 2020 OBA Oktoberfest Golf Tournament on Oct. 5 at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond. The tournament fee is $150 and the …

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  • September 2, 2020

    Register for OBA Virtual Washington Visit

    U.S. Capitol

    Join fellow bankers and industry leaders from across the South Central United States for a virtual meeting with agency leadership and lawmakers. The OBA has partnered with the ABA and other state bankers associations for the South Central Regional Virtual Washington Visit, which is scheduled for Sept. 21-24. This year’s Washington Visit will ensure policies crucial to the banking industry …

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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.