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Oklahoma Banker Direct

August 2018

  • August 8, 2018

    Take opportunity to meet 1st District candidate Kevin Hern

    I’ve gotten to know Kevin Hern very well, and given what we’re facing in Washington, he’s exactly what we need if we’re going to have any chance of making your bank’s operation more successful. He has the experience and real-world skills to make a difference for banks and for Oklahoma. Kevin is a shareholder and board member of one of …

July 2018

  • July 25, 2018

    Question on effects of Real Estate Appraiser Board’s possible action

    The Oklahoma Real Estate Appraiser Board is in the discussion phase of amendments to the Oklahoma Appraisal Management Company Regulation Act. So far, those discussions have included potential revisions to Board Rules and the impact of post-Dodd-Frank Act Amendments to FIRREA (the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989). The purpose of bringing this to your attention is …

June 2018

  • June 18, 2018

    Help us help fellow banker get elected

    An outstanding young banker – John Symcox – is running for the Oklahoma State Senate. Importantly, John is very familiar with your business and will be a huge asset for the industry. John is the Wealth Management Advisor at First Fidelity Bank, and we’re once again asking bankers across the state to support his candidacy. At this point in the …

  • June 14, 2018

    Help us help fellow banker get elected

    Rarely, if ever, does the OBA send out an urgent request asking bankers to financially support political candidates. We wouldn’t ask if it’s not critically important, so you know this “ask” is important. Chuck Hall is the CEO of Exchange Bank in Perry and is running for State Senate District 20. This district includes Pawnee, Noble, Logan and most of …

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 …