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OBA News

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March 2020

  • March 26, 2020

    FDIC chairman assures public bank deposits are safe

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Jelena McWilliams addressed the Financial Stability Oversight Council on Thursday, highlighting the agency’s ongoing efforts to provide the necessary flexibility to both banks and their customers in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “I want to underscore that our banks are safe,” McWilliams said. “Your FDIC-insured deposits are safe. […] The FDIC was borne out …

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  • March 26, 2020

    Tips for managing your finances during pandemic


    (As of March 25, 2020) COVID-19 continues to take its toll as it impacts communities in Oklahoma and across the country, and America’s banks are helping to  lead the way and taking steps to respond to the needs of individuals and small business owners directly affected. Note: This support will vary by institution and the customer’s specific circumstances. As a customer, …

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  • March 26, 2020

    Free COVID-19 “Pandemic Preparedness” webinar coming up

    Compliance Alliance will be hosting a free webinar at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday for all bankers, with information regarding COVID-19. With the pandemic nature of the coronavirus, financial institutions are facing many risks: loss of staff, IT systems restraints, and volatile financial markets. All of these factors are even more reason for banks to maintain their critical functions.  It is …

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  • March 25, 2020

    Compliance Alliance develops pandemic resources for banks

    Business continuity planning during pandemics must include compliance considerations at every level and in every department of the bank—the current COVID-19 crisis is no different. Compliance Alliance developed these tools for all banks across the United States – regardless of membership – for the challenging weeks ahead. Here are the bank pandemic planning tools: COVID-19 Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker Credential …

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  • March 21, 2020

    SBA approves all 77 Oklahoma counties for disaster relief loan program

    In response to COVID-19, all 77 Oklahoma counties have been approved for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. More information is available at Stay informed by checking the coronavirus resource page. We …

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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.