March 2017

  • March 9, 2017

    Community bankers meet with President Trump to discuss regulatory challenges

    WASHINGTON — This morning, a diverse group of community bankers from across the country met with President Trump to discuss how the current regulatory environment affects their bank’s ability to serve customers and drive economic growth. Among the attendees were ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols, ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine and nine bankers, including ABA officers and …

  • March 1, 2017

    Executive News: Optimistic? Yes, but …

    As I visit with bankers across Oklahoma and some of their customers there’s a sense of “giddiness” about what lies ahead. Particularly among smaller banks, they see a very faint light at the end of the very dark tunnel they’ve been in for the past eight years. The “giddiness” I’m seeing is directly attributable to the results of the 2016 …

  • March 1, 2017

    Bank performance remained strong throughout 2016

    FDIC-insured banks and savings institutions across the country earned $43.7 billion in the fourth quarter, up 7.7 percent from the industry’s earnings a year before, according to the most recent FDIC statistics. Oklahoma banks also performed well. “Banks continued to be a positive economic force in 2016 with robust year-over-year growth in business loans, as well as commercial real estate …

  • March 1, 2017

    Salina supporter

    Ask nearly anyone in a small town the best thing about living in a tiny community and one of the first answers you’ll hear is along the lines of “we all help each other out.” In those regards, Salina certainly fits the bill and Lakeside Bank of Salina is definitely one of those entities helping out. Salina Public Schools recently …

February 2017

  • February 27, 2017

    Week of Feb. 27

    From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman If you are still sitting on the fence about attending the ABA Government Relations Summit on March 20-22, let me encourage you to go. ABA has assembled a top-notch program and the price of admission couldn’t be better. It’s free to all bankers whether or not you are an ABA member. Here’s …

  • February 20, 2017

    Week of Feb. 20

    OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring The dates for the OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs have been finalized. Mark your calendar for the date of the program that’s in your area of the state and plan to attend. Bring your coworkers with you so that everyone can be up to speed on the most recent developments affecting their job. …

  • February 16, 2017

    February 2017 Legal Briefs

    Bank of Blunders 2017 A Visit to the Bank of Blunders (Operations) A Visit to the Bank of Blunders (Lending) Updated Lobby Signage Deregulation? Penalty Caps Increasing, Again

  • February 16, 2017

    January 2017 Legal Briefs

     Unfinished Business

  • February 14, 2017

    Pair of frauds beginning to surface repeatedly

    As you know, we rarely issue Fraud Alerts to ensure they have more force and effect upon issuance, but, banker friends, we are once again there.

  • February 13, 2017

    Week of Feb. 13

    From the chairman By Curtis Davidson OBA Chairman Maybe it’s not so bad we aren’t at the very top of President Trump’s priorities. Previously, we wrote financial reform is one of the top 10 but not the top three issues the Trump administration will address. After witnessing an ill-fated, sloppy rollout of the travel ban, I think the White House …