Thursday, August 11, 2022

Oklahoma Banker

October 2021

  • October 19, 2021

    Executive News: IRS reporting issue, OCC nominee highlight latest issues

    Last month, we talked about the reconciliation bill being discussed in Congress, along with the IRS proposal. Fast forward one month and nothing has changed. No vote has been taken on reconciliation bill and no vote has occurred on the Senate infrastructure bill. Here’s a look at where we were and where we are at today. The $1 trillion Senate …

  • October 18, 2021

    Banking profits increase in 2021’s second quarter

    Despite the drop in net interest revenue, 64.1% of Oklahoma banks reported more net interest income than the previous year, according to the recently released Quarterly Banking Profile by the FDIC for the second quarter. For Oklahoma banks, the average return on assets was 1.24% in the second quarter of 2020, up from 0.36% the previous quarter. The FDIC reported …

September 2021

  • September 19, 2021

    Executive News: Thank you, you shouldn’t have … really

    I want to thank all of you for all you did for the American people during the PPP – a program of that magnitude had never been done before. You dealt with constant rule changes, lack of information and everything else that made your life hectic for months. Because of you, a massive number of businesses both small and large …

  • September 18, 2021

    Agencies issue guide for community banks to evaluate fintechs

    The federal bank regulatory agencies last last month released a guide intended to help community banks assess risks when considering relationships with financial technology (fintech) companies. This guide, “Conducting Due Diligence On Financial Technology Companies,” is intended to be a resource for community banks when performing due diligence on prospective relationships with fintech companies. It is available on the Federal …

August 2021

  • August 19, 2021

    Executive News: On the road, hearing stories from peers, bankers …

    I can’t believe it’s already the end of summer – spending the last weekend hunting for school supplies is one way to wrap up the season. We’ve got lots of things to look forward to in the fall and I’ll touch on this in a minute. While it usually slows down a little bit here at the OBA in the …

  • August 18, 2021

    2021 Hall of Fame inductees unveiled

    The OBA is proud to announce the group of inductees for the Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame, with the ceremony set for Dec. 2 in Oklahoma City. Bruce Benbrook, a longtime Woodward banker who is currently CEO and chairman of The Stock Exchange Bank in Woodward; Steve Burrage, a southeastern Oklahoma stalwart who is chairman of FirstBank in Antlers; the …

July 2021

  • July 19, 2021

    Executive News: Sudden resignations spark interest at state capitol

    Last month, more than 60 bankers attended the OBA’s 2021 Senior Management Forum in Las Vegas. While the temps were close to 115 degrees, it was still great to see so many bankers. It was a record crowd and just coming off our annual convention, which also had record numbers. It’s clear bankers are ready to be back in person …

  • July 18, 2021

    Economists expect sustained rebound in market conditions

    The chief economists of North America’s largest banks expect a sustained rebound in both consumer and business credit market conditions over the next six months, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest Credit Conditions Index released last month. The latest summary of ABA’s Credit Conditions Index examines a suite of indices derived from the quarterly outlook for credit markets produced …

June 2021

  • June 19, 2021

    Executive News: Budget, Medicaid, issue highlight legislative front

    Last week, the OBA held its Annual Convention and Trade show at the Omni in Oklahoma City, and it was a great couple of days. We had record number of golfers playing in the rain, we had over 300 registrants and a sold-out exhibit hall full of great OBA Strategic Members. This year’s convention had a feel unlike any other …

  • June 18, 2021

    Bank economists see robust recovery throughout year

    The U.S. economy is recovering rapidly and is expected to yield inflation-adjusted growth of 7.2% over the four quarters of this year before easing to a still-robust 3.1% in 2022, according to the latest forecast of the American Bankers Association’s Economic Advisory Committee. “Since the committee met in January, further federal stimulus and a tremendously successful vaccine rollout are fueling …