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OKBanker Direct

December 2023

  • December 5, 2023

    House approves resolution against Section 1071 rule

    The House, on Friday, passed a Senate joint resolution to overturn the CFPB’s final rule implementing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires the collection and reporting of credit application data for small businesses. S.J. Res. 32 had cleared the Senate with bipartisan support in October, and it cleared the House Friday by a vote of 221-202, with most …

November 2023

  • November 1, 2023

    More info on new real estate laws concerning alien ownership …

    We wanted to pass along new and updated information from the Oklahoma attorney general’s office in regard to Senate Bill 212, which concerns alien ownership of Oklahoma real estate. After further review, we have updated the interpretation of the new law, in regards to what deeds in which the affidavits are required. The affidavit is only required for deeds transferring …

October 2023

  • October 26, 2023

    Section 1071 injunction extended to ALL banks

    A U.S. District Court judge broadened today a partial injunction, originally issued to the Texas Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association and a Texas-based bank, to now include all banks nationwide subject to the Section 1071 Final Rule. Judge Randy Crane barred the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from implementing and enforcing the Sec. 1071 Final Rule against all banks and …

  • October 26, 2023

    New real estate ownership laws go into effect Nov. 1 – OBA to host Zoom meeting with attorney general’s office

    During the last legislative session, there were changes made to Title 60 O.S. § 121 – Alien ownership of Oklahoma real estate. The highlighted section is new law that goes into effect on Nov. 1, 2023. 1. No alien or any person who is not a citizen of the United States shall acquire title to or own land in this …

September 2023

  • September 28, 2023

    FedNow survey for banks

    At the request of some of our board members, the OBA has put together a short (three questions) survey regarding the FedNow service. If you, or someone at your bank, could take this quick survey, it would help us answer some questions about how many are using the system and in what way. We will share the results in an …

  • September 27, 2023

    Twice as nice: double good news for bankers

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs passed the SAFER Banking Act today, which protects financial institutions that provide banking and financial services to cannabis-related businesses. The vote marked the first time the Senate, in any form, has voted in favor of either the SAFER Banking Act, or its predecessor, the SAFE Banking Act. While there are still …

  • September 21, 2023

    Inductees selected for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame

    The 2023 induction class for the Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame has been unveiled. Nevyle Cable, Jim Hamby, Harry Leonard and Ted McGuire will make up the 2023 class and officially be inducted on Dec. 7 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. • Nevyle Cable is the longtime president and CEO of First National Bank and Trust Co., in Okmulgee. He retired in …

  • September 15, 2023

    Injunction granted against CFPB on Sec. 1071

    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky granted a motion for injunction against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday evening, stopping the CFPB from enforcing its small business data collection rule (Sec. 1071). The Order from the Court reads, “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ENJOINED from enforcing the Small Business Lending Rule until the Supreme …

  • September 9, 2023

    Judge rules against CFPB in UDAAP exam manual lawsuit

    A U.S. district judge ruled today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s update to its Supervision and Examination Manual is unlawful. Judge J. Campbell Barker, of the Eastern District of Texas, agreed with plaintiffs and issued a summary judgment stating the CFPB’s March 2022 update to the manual exceeds the Bureau’s statutory authority and is based on unconstitutional funding. The lawsuit …

August 2023

  • August 21, 2023

    Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma hosts free program for bankers on navigating emissions reporting issues

    The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma will host a free program on Wednesday about how bankers can navigate the emissions reporting conversation with their oil and gas customers. The Alliance is currently working on two fronts on ESG requirements: 1) Make sure new and proposed emissions regulations are workable and practicable, instead of unworkable and punitive … or potentially fatal to …