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May 2018

  • May 22, 2018

    Reg relief bill S. 2155 passes House; heads to president

    S. 2155, a regulatory relief bill for community banks, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. With its passage through the Senate in March, it will now head to President Trump’s desk for his signature and become law. It is the first bipartisan bill to pass through Congress in quite a while and contains several COMMONSENSE adjustments to regulations …

  • May 3, 2018

    Compliance Alliance hosting webinar on Beneficial Ownership

    Due to the numerous hotline questions received each week and the importance of implementing the regulation properly, Compliance Alliance is focusing its May webinar on Beneficial Ownership. The webinar will take place at 2:30 p.m. on May 17. While Beneficial Ownership has been covered in previous webinars, the Alliance is going to cover the basics, take a deep dive into …

April 2018

  • April 30, 2018

    Reminder about annual OBA business meeting, nominees for first vice chair, OBA board

    Just a quick reminder to register for the OBA’s Annual Convention and, especially, plan to attend the business luncheon at noon on Tuesday, May 22. The meeting will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tulsa. The specific address is 777 West Cherokee Street, Catoosa. In case you missed it, this is yet another “official” notice, pursuant to Section …

  • April 26, 2018

    CGR Summit: Everyone says it will happen, but ..

    Earlier this week, more than 20 Oklahoma bankers joined nearly 1,300 bankers from across the country while attending the ABA’s GR Summit in Washington, D.C. “Parts, but not all, of the meetings we had both with the group and our own delegation were encouraging,” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage said. “Virtually everyone tells us that the regulatory reform bill …

  • April 18, 2018

    Cam Fine to retire; offers GREAT counsel to all of us

    Cam Fine has been the president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America for the past 15 years, and he’s set to retire on May 4. While we have not always agreed with his approach to advocacy, the fact is Cam has been a champion for the smaller banks in this great country and for just about every …

  • April 3, 2018

    Walker nominated as OBA first vice chairman

    Pursuant to Section 6.3 of the By Laws of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, notice is hereby given of the nominee for the office of First Vice Chairman. The nominee was selected from among more than a dozen names that had been submitted to the Nominating Committee for consideration. The nominee for the office of First Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma …

March 2018

  • March 15, 2018

    Senate passes regulatory relief package

    On a vote of 67-31, the U.S. Senate passed its version of regulatory reform for traditional community banks. “This has been a tough fight,” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage said. “We’ve been working on trying to shape a compromise for more than four years. Yesterday was a huge win for the banking industry, but especially for smaller community banks. …

  • March 9, 2018

    Senate debates S. 2155; Check out Lankford’s incredible speech on Senate floor!

    This week has borne witness to a sometimes comical, sometimes irritating debate on the Senate floor about a bill that will bring regulatory relief to community banks. Much of the opposition to this bill is being led by a former supporter of community banks – Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) – who keeps reading from a list of talking points that …

February 2018

  • February 8, 2018

    Step Up Oklahoma initiative – specifics of plan

    Just another reminder to let your representative or senator know how you feel and what you think about the plan that’s been developed by a group of leading business and civic leaders with the number of individual leaders who also support this program growing day by day. In the OBA Update on Tuesday, we briefly outlined a few of the …

December 2017

  • December 16, 2017

    Senate Banking Committee approves regulatory relief bill

    Late Tuesday afternoon, the Senate Banking Committee voted to advance S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act to the full Senate for consideration. It was a strong bipartisan vote: 16-7, including four of the 11 Democrats on the Committee. “A small group of us began working on this concept about four years ago or so,” said …