Saturday, January 22, 2022

OKBanker Direct

February 2018

  • February 8, 2018

    Step Up Oklahoma initiative – specifics of plan

    Just another reminder to let your representative or senator know how you feel and what you think about the plan that’s been developed by a group of leading business and civic leaders with the number of individual leaders who also support this program growing day by day. In the OBA Update on Tuesday, we briefly outlined a few of the …

December 2017

  • December 16, 2017

    Senate Banking Committee approves regulatory relief bill

    Late Tuesday afternoon, the Senate Banking Committee voted to advance S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act to the full Senate for consideration. It was a strong bipartisan vote: 16-7, including four of the 11 Democrats on the Committee. “A small group of us began working on this concept about four years ago or so,” said …

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 …