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Oklahoma Banker

August 2017

  • August 1, 2017

    Bankers’ Night Out events scheduled for autumn

    To help with our bankers’ future planning, we’ve set the dates and locations for the upcoming Bankers’ Night Out events for the fall season. These events are valuable opportunities for bankers to network with peers and gain insight on happenings in the industry. There are six stops scheduled, including a new addition to our regular list of locations: Stillwater. All …

July 2017

  • July 1, 2017

    Loan-to-deposit ratio information released

    The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued late last month the host state loan-to-deposit ratios that they will use to determine compliance with section 109 of the Riegle-Neal Interstate Banking and Branching Efficiency Act of 1994. These ratios replace the prior year’s ratios, …

June 2017

  • June 3, 2017

    Bank earnings continue to improve

    Through the end of the first quarter, Oklahoma banks earned a solid $367 million. “It’s an outstanding result, again, and it reflects the ongoing strength of Oklahoma banks,” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage said. “When taken together, the nation’s 5,856 banks earned nearly $44 billion for the quarter. That compares to $39 billion at the end of the first …

April 2017

  • April 1, 2017

    OBA convention set for Norman in late May

    The 2017 OBA Annual Convention & Trade Show is coming soon, set for May 22-24 at the Embassy Suites in Norman. Matt Lewis, senior columnist for the Daily Beast and author of Too Dumb To Fail, will give the keynote speech at the opening of convention on May 22. Lewis will give a talk titled, “The Trump Years: What to …

  • April 1, 2017

    Short-form call report available for banks’ use

    The FDIC has announced a new, streamlined call report is available for use in the second quarter by smaller traditional banks that meet the requirements for its use. Generally, the new report will be available for those banks with total assets less than $1 billion and only have domestic offices. “The FDIC announced the availability of the new form as …

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 …