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April 2021

  • April 16, 2021

    Consumer delinquencies rise in fourth quarter of 2020

    After two consecutive quarters of declines, consumer credit delinquencies rose in the fourth quarter of 2020 as the toll of the pandemic-induced recession weighed on the economy, according to results from the American Bankers Association’s Consumer Credit Delinquency Bulletin. Overall, delinquencies rose in each of the 11 loan categories tracked by ABA. The composite ratio, which tracks delinquencies in eight …

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  • April 9, 2021

    2021 OBA Convention approaching in May

    The Oklahoma Bankers Association 2021 Convention is set for May 24-26 in Oklahoma City, with the brand-new Omni Hotel as the host locale. This year’s convention will be slightly different than previous years as, after the cancellation of the 2020 Convention, several events will be packed into the schedule and there will be no keynote speaker to begin and end …

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March 2021

  • March 26, 2021

    Senate passes PPP extension; bill heads to president

    U.S. Capitol

    The Senate today voted overwhelmingly today to pass a bill extending the Paycheck Protection Program. The legislation, which was approved 92-7 by the Senate after the House already passed it, now goes to President Biden for signing. The Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act would allow loan applications to the program – currently set to expire on March 31 – for …

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  • March 12, 2021

    OBA Intern Program looking for participants

    The OBA Intern Program is active again for 2021 and we’re looking for participating banks! The purpose of this program is to provide intensive, practical, training for Oklahoma’s most promising students. By working together, Oklahoma’s banking and educational institutions can produce strong leaders for our industry and state. For more information on this IMPORTANT program, important not only to aspiring …

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  • March 10, 2021

    Make your nominations for OBA 50-Year Club

    The OBA is proud to promote the recognition of bankers who have devoted 50 or more years of service to the banking industry. All eligible nominees will be honored at the 2021 OBA Convention, held May 24-26. Click here to download a nomination form. If you have any questions, please contact Janis Reeser at 405-424-5252 or

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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.