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September 2017

  • September 15, 2017

    Small Business Administration offering hurricane relief

    In Washington this morning, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) asked the OBA if we would be able to help get the word out about the Small Business Administration’s effort to help with the disaster recovery efforts in Texas, Louisiana and Florida. You can click here to see the SBA’s page on disaster assistance. “I assured the senator that Oklahoma bankers would …

  • September 2, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey relief fund initiated

    The Aug. 29 OBA Update carried a report about a joint effort by the Texas Bankers Association and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas to help raise money for the Houston flood. The two banker advocacy groups expressed their heart-felt angst, thoughts and prayers for those communities that have been devastated by the recent hurricane. TBA and IBAT were joined …

July 2017

  • July 25, 2017

    Small-business lending information needed

    Good afternoon everyone. As you know, the CFPB has published its Request for Information that deals with small business lending and the Bureau’s plan to implement the requirements of Sec. 1071 of Dodd-Frank. Those requirements will require your bank to collect HMDA-like data on small business loans. I’ve been included in a meeting at the Bureau on Monday to visit …

May 2017

  • May 16, 2017

    Archive: URGENT REQUEST: Please contact your congressman about pulling Durbin Amendment bill from CHOICE Act

    On May 4, the House Financial Services Committee approved H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act. The vote was strictly along party lines, 34-26. One of its provisions will repeal the harmful Durbin Amendment. It’s possible H.R. 10 will be brought up by the House leadership and considered on the House floor next week during the OBA Convention in Norman. We know the …

  • May 2, 2017

    Archive: CHOICE Act mark-up is underway

    This morning, the House Financial Services Committee began considering H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act. Introduced by House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), H.R. 10 is the chairman’s vision of the effort to “repeal and replace” Dodd-Frank. The Independent Community Bankers of America is having its annual ICBA Capital Summit in Washington, D.C., right now, and we want to …

April 2017

  • April 26, 2017

    Archive: Immediate action needed on Senate Bill 291

    Late Tuesday, Senate Bill 291 was added to the House Floor calendar and could possibly be heard today or Thursday. SB 291 is a bad bill for banking! This bill makes the necessary changes to allow Green-Energy PACE Home Loans. These loans are currently under scrutiny from federal regulators and Congress. Current Oklahoma law states that these loans are junior …

  • April 21, 2017

    Please participate in new Regulatory Feedback Initiative survey

    Change is in the air at the federal bank regulatory agencies and we hope to maximize our opportunity to make needed changes to the regulatory environment. But, we need your help. Please join bankers across America by participating in the Regulatory Feedback Initiative. Our new, streamlined “Post Exam Survey” will provide banking advocates with the data needed to identify problems …

  • April 11, 2017

    OBA By Laws update to be proposed at convention for Emerging Leaders division

    We will create the Emerging Leaders Division by amendment to the current By Laws at the 2017 OBA Annual Convention & Trade Show. To view the By Laws, click here.

March 2017

  • March 9, 2017

    Community bankers meet with President Trump to discuss regulatory challenges

    WASHINGTON — This morning, a diverse group of community bankers from across the country met with President Trump to discuss how the current regulatory environment affects their bank’s ability to serve customers and drive economic growth. Among the attendees were ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols, ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine and nine bankers, including ABA officers and …

February 2017

  • February 3, 2017

    Trump signs executive orders concerning banking industry

    President Donald Trump signed executive orders this morning that deal directly with the banking industry’s most difficult obstacle for success. The executive order mandates a comprehensive review of all regulations stemming from the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – commonly referred to as “Dodd-Frank.” The order directs the Department of Labor to stop implementing the so-called fiduciary rule. …