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Oklahoma Banker

November 2023

  • November 24, 2023

    Executive News: Conference highlights local importance of agriculture

    I’m throwing everyone a bit of a change-up this month as I’ve elected to cede my column space to our OBA chair, Bryan Cain. Bryan attended the American Bankers Association Agricultural Bankers Conference, which was held here in Oklahoma in the early part of November. I, myself, gave some quick opening remarks on behalf of our state hosting, but then …

  • November 24, 2023

    Section 1071 injunction extended to all banks

    A U.S. District Court judge on Oct. 26 broadened a partial injunction, originally issued to the Texas Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association and a Texas-based bank, to now include all banks nationwide subject to the Section 1071 Final Rule. Judge Randy Crane barred the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau from implementing and enforcing the Sec. 1071 Final Rule against all …

  • November 24, 2023

    New real estate laws initiate in November

    New real estate ownership laws in Oklahoma went into effect on Nov. 1, specifically concerning alien ownership of Oklahoma real estate. Title 60 O.S. § 121 – Alien ownership of Oklahoma real estate is posted below, with the highlighted section being the part activated at the beginning of this month. No alien or any person who is not a citizen …

October 2023

  • October 23, 2023

    Executive News: Annual Washington Visit went smoothly, successfully

    In late September, the OBA made its annual trek to the nation’s capital for the Annual Washington Visit. It was a record-setting trip as there were 100 individuals registered for the visit. This is a record for us and is one of the largest crowds for any state banking association ever. While there were lots of laughs, fellow ship and …

  • October 23, 2023

    Inductees selected for Bankers Hall of Fame

    The 2023 induction class for the Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame was unveiled in September. Nevyle Cable, Jim Hamby, Harry Leonard and Ted McGuire will make up the 2023 class and officially be inducted on Dec. 7 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Nevyle Cable is the longtime president and CEO of First National Bank and Trust Co., …

  • October 23, 2023

    SAFER Banking Act, FinCEN provide nice news for banks

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs passed the SAFER Banking Act late last month, which protects financial institutions that provide banking and financial services to cannabis-related businesses. The vote marked the first time the Senate, in any form, has voted in favor of either the SAFER Banking Act, or its predecessor, the SAFE Banking Act. While …

September 2023

  • September 22, 2023

    Executive News: Budget battles claim focus on Capitol Hill

    We have officially entered the best time of year. Fall will eventually bring us cooler weather, but it’s the fact college football has arrived. With the start of September, every college fan base has aspirations of a great season and hope this will be their year. Well, I wish you all the best of luck because my season has already …

  • September 22, 2023

    OBA, other associations, urge delay of Sec. 107

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should extend a court-ordered stay of its Section 1071 final rule to cover all FDIC-insured banks while the U.S. Supreme Court considers a separate legal challenge concerning the bureau, the OBA and 49 other state bankers associations said in a August letter to CFPB Director Rohit Chopra. A federal judge in Texas in late July …

August 2023

  • August 24, 2023

    Executive News: August recess leaves time to ponder Hill happenings

    We’ve finally reached Aug. 1 and it means two things: The kids are about ready to go back to school and Congress is headed home for the month. We’ve finally reached the August recess; this is when legislators have the opportunity to spend an entire month back in their districts. We’ll be seeing a lot of town halls over the …

  • August 24, 2023

    Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame accepting nominations for 2023

    The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the upcoming 2023 class; additionally, the process of selecting inductees has been updated. First, for those interested in nominating a banker, here are some downloadable forms on OBA.com – please return all nominations to Adrian Beverage (adrian@oba.com) by Aug. 31. Second, there is a new process for selecting the …