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May 2019

  • May 20, 2019

    OBA Convention Golf Tournament canceled

    Due to an abundance of caution with impending weather, the OBA Convention Golf Tournament, scheduled for today, has been canceled. Refunds for those who have registered will be processed in a timely manner. If you have any questions, contact Adrian Beverage at the OBA at (405) 424-5252.

  • May 8, 2019

    CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger set to speak at 2019 OBA Convention

    Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has joined the speaker lineup for the upcoming 2019 OBA Convention, May 20-22 at the Edmond Convention Center. Kraninger, along with Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner Mick Thompson and OBA Chairperson Sandy Werner, will meet up for a “fireside chat” during the Lunch & Business Meeting, which begins at noon on …

April 2019

  • April 25, 2019

    SBA Office of Advocacy hosts Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtable

    The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy will host Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country in an effort to hear directly from small businesses about what regulations concern them most. The next roundtable is free and open to the public from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City. We …

  • April 9, 2019

    Alva banker 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 were submitted to the Nominating Committee for consideration. The nominee for the office of first vice chairman of the Oklahoma Bankers Association …

March 2019

  • March 1, 2019

    Fed chairman discusses CECL during hearing

    Fed Chairman Powell testified on Wednesday before the House Financial Services Committee, as he’s required to do annually. The new young progressives on the Committee were not really able to trip him up, as Sen. Warren tried to do in the Senate, but that wasn’t the main focus of the hearing and the report. One of the most important statements …

  • March 1, 2019

    Asking for your help with CECL survey

    The ABA has prepared a brief banker survey and is asking bankers to help the Alliance provide more data to the regulators and Congress in an effort to get a better understanding of what CECL looks like from the bankers’ perspective. “We’re asking OBA-member banks to take just a few minutes to respond to the survey and help us collect …

January 2019

  • January 25, 2019

    ‘Second Amendment auditors’? Huh?

    A new activity going on in Oklahoma, and of which bankers should be aware, is called “First and Second Amendment Auditors.” In the past week, these groups have invaded the community and one of the banks in Beaver. Another invaded Bank of Oklahoma here in Oklahoma City. Patrick Roth, aka “News Now Patrick,” videoed his trip to the local courthouse, …

  • January 14, 2019

    Is your bank helping federal employees during shutdown? Let us know!

    With the ongoing partial government shutdown, some Oklahomans have seen their income directly affected. We understand several Oklahoma banks have been working in positive and helpful ways with their customers and the OBA would like to get information to the media recognizing those banks. If your bank has implemented a standard policy to help customers who are federal employees or …

August 2018

  • August 23, 2018

    Take opportunity to know lieutenant governor candidate

    The OBA, in its continuing effort this year to let our bankers know more about candidates in important races, wants to share some background on the lieutenant governor race. Last week, we provided an opportunity to meet Republican candidate Matt Pinnell. Today, we wanted to highlight his opponent in the upcoming Republican runoff, Dana Murphy. The below was provided by …

  • August 18, 2018

    Take opportunity to meet lieutenant governor candidate

    The OBA would like to invite all bank employees to a meet and greet with lieutenant governor candidate Matt Pinnell before the Republican run-off election. The event will take place at 1:15-2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the OBA’s Harris Events Center. This isn’t a fundraiser for Pinnell, it’s an opportunity to ask him about his plan for moving …