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Oklahoma Banker Direct

April 2019

  • 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 …

  • 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 …