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OKBanker Direct

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 …

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 …

  • 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 …