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December 2018

  • December 6, 2018

    We’d like to thank our 2018 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame Sponsors

    We’d like to take an opportunity to recognize the sponsors from the 2018 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Ruby Sponsor BancFirst   Sapphire Sponsor First National Bank & Trust Co., Shawnee   Sapphire Sponsor The University of Oklahoma Foundation   Emerald Sponsor Sonic   Emerald Sponsor FHLBank Topeka

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  • December 4, 2018

    Three bankers make up inaugural class for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame

    The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inducted its first-ever class today at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Shawnee banker Larry Briggs, Altus banker Ken Fergeson and Oklahoma City banker Gene Rainbolt made up the inaugural group. The ceremony was hosted by the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s immediate past chairman, Guy Sims, who is also president/CEO/chairman of Shamrock Bank in …

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November 2018

  • November 26, 2018

    Oklahoma banking industry continues record earnings pace in third quarter

    Recently, the FDIC released its third quarter report showing FDIC-insured institutions reported aggregate net income in the amount of $62 billion, up $14 billion, or 29.3 percent, over last year at this point in the year. According to the agency, this increase in earnings came as a result of higher net operating revenue plus a lower effective tax rate. According …

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  • November 21, 2018

    Arvest Bank scholarship program featured in NewsOK

    Arvest Bank’s scholarship program to help single parents attend college was featured in NewsOK recently. The program, Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship Program, has already awarded 23 scholarships to single parents in central Oklahoma. You can read the full Q&A on NewsOK with Teresa Moore, integrated account servicing director at Arvest Bank, by clicking here.

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  • November 13, 2018

    ABA survey: Nearly all Americans enjoy digital banking experience

    Ninety-three percent of Americans rated their bank’s online and mobile app experience as “excellent,” “very good,” or “good,” according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association. The survey also found that seven in 10 Americans (70 percent) use a mobile device to manage their bank account at least once per month, and …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, 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.