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May 2022

  • May 12, 2022

    Fed: Banking system remains strong

    The banking system remained strong overall, with robust capital and liquidity and improved asset quality in the second half of 2021, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest supervision and regulation report released in early May. The Fed said that risk monitoring will continue for potential effects of the pandemic and new geopolitical risks, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The banking …

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April 2022

  • April 29, 2022

    ABA president/CEO calls CFPB “regulator going rogue”

    A recent American Banker op-ed by ABA president and CEO Rob Nichols criticized CFPB director Rohit Chopra’s controversial practices that have failed to put consumer interests at the forefront of the bureau’s actions. In the op-ed, Nichols addressed the way Chopra lumps certain consumer fees and how it has updated its exam manual in a way that elevates decision-making to …

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  • April 22, 2022

    CFPB report shows importance of physical community banks in rural areas

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    Many rural communities face challenges with online-banking options and internet access, leading to heavy reliance on physical bank locations. The CFPB reported a data spotlight on April 19 highlighting the challenges faced regarding rural banking access in areas referred to as ‘banking deserts’. The report looks at how the situation of rural banking customers is unique, and outlines the CFPB’s …

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  • April 21, 2022

    OBA Convention exhibitor booths are SOLD OUT

    All exhibitor booths for the upcoming OBA Convention have been SOLD OUT. We apologize for any inconvenience to those who still hoped to secure an exhibitor space, but we are excited to have many top-notch guests displaying their services for our bankers in attendance! Sponsorships for both the convention and golf are still available, however – reach out to Thi …

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  • April 20, 2022

    Okemah banker elected as OBA Emerging Leaders chair

    Julie Stovall, with American Exchange Bank in Okemah, was elected by a vote of her peers to be the incoming OBA Emerging Leaders chair. Stovall will serve a two-year term and will work closely with OBA staff to continue to build and direct the OBA Emerging Leaders program. The chair will also serve as a member on the OBA Board …

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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.