Oklahoma Banker

March 2017

  • March 1, 2017

    Bank performance remained strong throughout 2016

    FDIC-insured banks and savings institutions across the country earned $43.7 billion in the fourth quarter, up 7.7 percent from the industry’s earnings a year before, according to the most recent FDIC statistics. Oklahoma banks also performed well. “Banks continued to be a positive economic force in 2016 with robust year-over-year growth in business loans, as well as commercial real estate …

  • March 1, 2017

    Salina supporter

    Ask nearly anyone in a small town the best thing about living in a tiny community and one of the first answers you’ll hear is along the lines of “we all help each other out.” In those regards, Salina certainly fits the bill and Lakeside Bank of Salina is definitely one of those entities helping out. Salina Public Schools recently …

February 2017

  • February 1, 2017

    Texas Bankers, IBAT sue over ADA claims

    A lawsuit has been filed in State District Court in Fort Worth, Texas, in which both the Texas Bankers Association and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas have joined forces to attack the ADA website compliance issue. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief and attorney fees, not traditional monetary damages. In earlier issues of the OBA Update, we’ve mentioned efforts by …

  • February 1, 2017

    Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring

    The dates for the OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs have been finalized. Mark your calendar for the date of the program in your area of the state and plan to attend. Bring your coworkers with you so that everyone can be up to speed on the most recent developments affecting their job. Locations and dates for this year’s events are: …

January 2017

  • January 10, 2017

    Clarification on ADA website compliance problem

    Recently, you have read about large law firms sending demand letters to banks and other small businesses alleging that the entity’s website does not conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act. The violation(s) are that such websites are not accessible by either a visually- or hearing-impaired consumer. “This issue is one about which we are very concerned,” OBA President Roger …

  • January 10, 2017

    Women In Banking program set for March

    Women in senior level or high-potential middle management positions in the banking industry in Oklahoma are invited to attend a forum on March 28 hosted in partnership with the OBA and the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma The forum will address topics critical to bankers today and will provide industry and leadership development knowledge that will enhance their careers and …