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September 2019

  • September 25, 2019

    SAFE Banking Act passes House

    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the SAFE Banking Act earlier today in a 321-103 bipartisan vote. The Act would help legal cannabis-related businesses gain access to banks without punishment from federal banking regulators. The bill would also help banks meet the needs of their communities while also reducing the possibility of cash-motivated crimes at marijuana-related businesses because of their …

  • September 19, 2019

    OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs start next week!

    Need a night out with good food and company? The OBA will be able to sate those needs with its fall version of the ever-popular Bankers’ Night Out programs, which start next week! Mark your calendar for the date of the program that’s in your area of the state and plan to attend. Bring your coworkers with you so that …

August 2019

  • August 5, 2019

    Fed announces it will develop real-time payments system

    The OBA has been at the forefront of a nationwide effort to encourage the Fed to decide whether it would develop its version of a real-time payments in the U.S. We’ve made the position known since last year and, like our colleagues, we believe every bank in the country and their customers will benefit from a seamless, ubiquitous real-time payments …

June 2019

  • June 26, 2019

    Report finds credit unions lacking on mission to serve low-income households

    As a follow up to Tuesday’s OBA Update, we wanted to make sure our bankers took note of the new study that found credit unions fall short of their mission to serve low-income or “small-means” households. Credit unions enjoy many benefits, most notably a federal tax exemption. Many of these benefits stem from the original mission of credit unions to …

May 2019

  • May 20, 2019

    OBA Convention Golf Tournament canceled

    Due to an abundance of caution with impending weather, the OBA Convention Golf Tournament, scheduled for today, has been canceled. Refunds for those who have registered will be processed in a timely manner. If you have any questions, contact Adrian Beverage at the OBA at (405) 424-5252.

  • May 8, 2019

    CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger set to speak at 2019 OBA Convention

    Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has joined the speaker lineup for the upcoming 2019 OBA Convention, May 20-22 at the Edmond Convention Center. Kraninger, along with Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner Mick Thompson and OBA Chairperson Sandy Werner, will meet up for a “fireside chat” during the Lunch & Business Meeting, which begins at noon on …

April 2019

  • April 25, 2019

    SBA Office of Advocacy hosts Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtable

    The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy will host Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country in an effort to hear directly from small businesses about what regulations concern them most. The next roundtable is free and open to the public from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City. We …

  • 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 …