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OBA Weekly Update

January 2018

  • January 2, 2018

    Week of Jan. 1

    In This Issue… • Fed report on rural employer firms confirms importance of small banks • Credit union regulator to head to CFPB? • Government Relations Council, OBA Board to meet • OBA education corner …

December 2017

  • December 26, 2017

    Week of Dec. 25

    In This Issue… • Thank you to our members! • Voters support taxing large credit unions • Oklahoma delegation asked to support H.R. 4545 • OBA education corner …

  • December 19, 2017

    Week of Dec. 19

    In This Issue… • Greetings from Guy • House, Senate leaders release text of final tax reform bill • House Financial Services Committee advances several industry-supported bills • Information courtesy Compliance Alliance … • OBA education corner …

  • December 12, 2017

    Week of Dec. 12

    In This Issue… • Let our senators know to support reg relief bill • House Financial Services Committee mark-up today • California wildfires continue to rage; CBA asks for help • OBA education corner …

  • December 5, 2017

    Week of Dec. 4

    In This Issue… • Greetings from Guy • Powell’s nomination recommended to the full Senate • Poll: Majority of voters support taxing credit unions • Just in: The Senate Banking Committee just voted to advance S. 2155 to the full Senate • Senate votes to approve major tax reform • OBA soliciting CD bids • OBA education corner …

November 2017

  • November 28, 2017

    Week of Nov. 27

    In This Issue… • Greetings from Guy • GRC reviews bills introduced in Second Session • OBA supports FASB proposal to address reporting implications of tax reform • Congress approves government funding bill through Feb. 8 • OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring • Register for OBA 2018 Contact Banker Program • OBA education corner …

  • November 21, 2017

    Week of Nov. 21

    Greetings from Guy By Guy Sims OBA Chairman The House passed a tax reform bill Thursday and the Senate version is on a fast track for a vote before Christmas. Several Senate Republican have already come out against the Senate version of the bill and there is no support from Democrats at this point.  Should the Senate pass the current …

  • November 14, 2017

    Week of Nov. 13

    Greetings from Guy By Guy Sims OBA Chairman Tax reform bills have now been introduced in the House and the Senate. Both bills contain language not favorable for community banks with Sub S ownership structure. In addition, the House plan contains language that would be detrimental for deferred compensation plans. These two issues will have a damaging effect on many …

  • November 7, 2017

    Week of Nov. 6

    Greetings from Guy By Guy Sims OBA Chairman Editor’s Note: Guy is currently on the road. In the meantime, Guy shared this photo from Las Vegas, where he is attending a conference. Back to top   Regulatory Feedback Initiative continues We need you! Did your bank undergo an exam in 2017? We are rapidly approaching the end of another year. …

October 2017

  • October 31, 2017

    Week of Oct. 30

    Greetings from Guy By Guy Sims OBA Chairman Another interesting week in politics, both at the state and national level. At the state capitol, the Republican-led House failed to pass a budget bill on Wednesday and failed to pass a budget bill out of committee on Friday.  These two measures were the “brainchild” of Senate Republicans!  The state budget issue …