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OKBanker Direct

March 2022

  • March 16, 2022

    Nominations open for OBA Board, first vice chair

    Pursuant to Section 5.4 of the bylaws of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, this will serve as official notice of the process of selecting members of the board of directors of the Association. There are six board nominating committees, each of which will select a banker to replace the board member whose term on the OBA’s board will expire at the …

  • March 16, 2022

    Time to relive the 1980s with OB80s!

    Registration is now open for 2022 OBA Convention! Do you have jams and day-glo shirts in your closet? Do you long for the days of playing Space Invaders and Pac-Man at the local arcade? Are Simple Minds and Thompson Twins blaring out of your car speakers? Is watching Jake Ryan surprise Samantha in front of the church your idea of feel-good movie watching? If any of the answers to the …

January 2022

  • January 13, 2022

    Vaccine mandate for large employers blocked by Supreme Court

    Earlier this afternoon, the Supreme Court released its opinion to block the OSHA vaccine or test mandate for large employers. The opinion from the Court can be found by clicking here. The mandate would have impacted some 80 million individuals and required employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their employees were fully vaccinated or to undergo regular testing and …

December 2021

  • December 31, 2021

    FDIC chairperson announces resignation

    FDIC Chairperson Jelena McWilliams announced her resignation today via a letter to President Joe Biden. McWilliams, a Republican, was named the 21st chairperson of the FDIC in June 2018 after being appointed by then-President Donald Trump. Her official departure has been set for Feb. 4, with FDIC board member Martin Gruenberg reported to become acting chairman – his third stint …

October 2021

  • October 28, 2021

    Budget reconciliation package does not initially contain IRS reporting provision

    The American Bankers Association reported today the Biden Administration and House leaders released the framework and legislative text of the Build Back Better plan. We are pleased to report after reviewing the package it does not contain any language on the ABA, state bankers association, banker and consumer-opposed tax information reporting proposal. Please note, however, the release of the framework and text is …

  • October 13, 2021

    Budget reconciliation package likely to include IRS reporting provision

    The American Bankers Association reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters Tuesday that Democrats plan to include a controversial tax reporting provision in their budget reconciliation package to require banks to report information to the IRS on gross inflows and outflows on customer accounts above a certain de minimis threshold. Pelosi did not specify what the threshold would …

September 2021

  • September 14, 2021

    OBA highlights three points of action on IRS reporting proposal

    As early as next week, Congress is expected to begin considering a new tax reporting requirement that would require banks to report information on account flows to the Internal Revenue Service. The proposal would require financial institutions to track and submit to the IRS information on every account that has a minimum balance of $600. This proposal raises serious data …

July 2021

  • July 23, 2021

    SBA offering webinar on changes coming to the PPP Forgiveness Portal

    Dustin Allen with the SBA’s Oklahoma District Office would like to invite all Oklahoma lenders to attend a webinar on changes coming to the PPP Forgiveness Portal. This update will focus on the new Direct Forgiveness process and how lenders can opt in. The webinar will be held on Monday, July 26 at 10 a.m. and should last 30-45 minutes. …

June 2021

  • June 17, 2021

    Juneteenth holiday enacted; federal government to close Friday

    Breaking news courtesy the ABA: President Biden this afternoon signed legislation recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. The new June 19 holiday commemorates the day in 1865, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation and two months after the end of the Civil War, when hundreds of thousands of enslaved men and women in Texas finally learned they …

  • June 7, 2021

    SBA releases information on correcting PPP forgiveness errors

    The Small Business Administration is establishing a forgiveness payment correction process for lenders that made a mistake in requesting the accurate forgiveness amount. Effective immediately, lenders can send a platform message, using message type of “Payment or Reconciliation Questions”, to request forgiveness payment corrections. The message must include the SBA loan number, the amount of the correction being requested and …