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May 2023

  • May 11, 2023

    Miss our convention? Check out our opening video!

    Did you miss our convention this week? Well, we missed you! We’ll have more photos and such to share with everyone in the upcoming days. Until then, quench your convention thirst with a peek at our opening session video featuring “family photos” of several banks in the state! Many thanks to all the banks who submitted photos for the project!

  • May 11, 2023

    Executive News: State legislative session nears finish line

    We are six weeks out from the end of the legislative session which means we are two weeks away from what is often referred too as the “silly season.” The last four weeks of session is when bills come out of nowhere, and it seems, at times, like there aren’t any rules. I don’t necessarily intend to speak negatively of …

  • May 11, 2023

    New OBA fraud training video available

    The number of bank robberies in Oklahoma, as well as nationwide, has remained consistently low for the past few years. It is still critically important, however, our banks train for the “when” and not “if” as the safety of all our bankers and customers is a primary goal. The OBA has created an updated training video via Zoom, which features …

  • May 11, 2023

    OBA Convention lands in Norman

    The 2023 OBA Convention and Trade Show will make its appearance in early May when it will be held on May 8-10 at the Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City. This year’s theme is centered around the Oklahoma Bankers Association and Oklahoma banking family. The OBA and its member banks constitute a family … and the family is made up of …

  • May 11, 2023

    FDIC issues proposed rule on special assessment

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Board of Directors today approved a notice of proposed rulemaking, which would implement a special assessment to recover the cost associated with protecting uninsured depositors following the closures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. The FDIC is proposing to collect the special assessment at an annual rate of approximately 12.5 basis points over eight …

  • May 8, 2023

    ’23 Emerging Leaders videos

    Maggie Alfaro Trace Black Tanner Burton Daniel Castillo Pam Duran Brandon Fields Brian Fischer Jordan Gary Cheri Hansen Raynie Harrison Cortney Hatton Tara Holder Blayne Horn Lija Kolosha Amanda Martin Ryan Miller Riley Nicholas Alex Paredes Brian Perceful Mariela Perez Kaylee Schuelein Guy Smith Austin Swickey       Emerging Leader 8

  • May 8, 2023

    FDIC posits ‘targeted’ coverage might be best option for deposit insurance reform

    A “targeted” deposit insurance system in which additional coverage would be extended to business payment accounts would be the best option for balancing financial stability and depositor protection relative to its costs, the FDIC said earlier this week in review of the system. The review, prompted by recent bank failures, considered three options for reforming the Deposit Insurance Fund: The limited …

  • May 4, 2023

    Mobile website available for OBA convention attendees

    Be sure to bookmark our dedicated mobile web page for convention, which includes the schedule, exhibit floor plan, sponsors and more at Those using iPhones can save the page on their home screen like an app by simply hitting the share button at the bottom of the screen (icon at center that looks like a square with an arrow …

  • May 2, 2023

    April 2023 OBA Legal Briefs

    Oklahoma Settlements Involving Minors Act Minor as POD beneficiary Discrimination update: ECOA and FHA Oklahoma Settlements Involving Minors Act of 2022 By Pauli D. Loeffler The Oklahoma Statutory Thresholds for Settlements Involving Minors Act of 2022 (“Minor Settlements Act” or the “Act”) is found in Title 12 of the Oklahoma Statutes and became effective November 1, 2022.  For some reason, …

  • May 2, 2023

    Week of May 1

    In This Issue… One week until OBA Convention! FDIC posits ‘targeted’ coverage might be best option for deposit insurance reform Send in your bank family photos! OBA education corner … One week until OBA Convention! The Oklahoma Bankers Association and its member banks constitute a family … and the family is made up of many members. Nearly 200 banks and …