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Oklahoma Banker

May 2022

  • May 27, 2022

    OBA Convention celebrates 1980s

    The 2022 OBA Convention and Trade Show will make its return this month when it will be held on May 18-20 at the Omni Hotel in Oklahoma City. This year’s theme is centered around that decade of decadence, the 1980s, hence our convention name of “The OB80s” Attendees can expect a fun atmosphere, highlighted by the Throwback Thursday fun on …

April 2022

  • April 25, 2022

    Executive News: OBA events provide forums for candidates

    The past couple of weeks, it’s finally started to feel like an election year. The negative ads are on TV and candidate rumors are swirling all around us. The legislature is running bad pieces of legislation that address problems, which only exist so members can use the vote for nothing more than campaign materials. I’m enjoying this right now, but …

  • April 25, 2022

    OBA Convention set for mid-May

    The Oklahoma Bankers Association 2022 Convention is set for May 18-20 in Oklahoma City, with the Omni Hotel as the host locale. This year’s convention will feature a 1980s theme (OB80s) as we look back on the decade punctuated by garish clothes, fun music and angst-filled movies about teenagers! Things will start in typical fashion on Wednesday, May 18, with …

March 2022

  • March 22, 2022

    Executive News: Inhofe’s retirement opens up intrigue

    On Friday, Feb. 25, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe submitted the proper paperwork to the Oklahoma Secretary of State to show he will be retiring from the U.S. Senate on Jan. 3, 2023. Sen. Inhofe started his political career in 1978 when he was elected the mayor of Tulsa. Inhofe spent 6 years as mayor, he was then elected in 1987 …

  • March 22, 2022

    ABA provides banking-related updates on Ukraine crisis

    The American Bankers Association has created a new webpage on where bankers can find announcements, alerts and guidance affecting the banking sector as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The page includes updates on potential cyber threats, sanctions announcement from the federal government and other important news from the White House and various government agencies. Amid growing concerns …

  • March 22, 2022

    Oklahoma banks make gains in fourth quarter

    Oklahoma’s commercial banks saw a marked increase in net income earnings in the fourth quarter from both the previous quarter as well as the fourth-quarter mark from last year. The FDIC’s Quarterly Banking Profile was released earlier this month and showed good news for both the state’s banks and the nation’s. Oklahoma banks saw their net income increase from $1.5 …

February 2022

  • February 17, 2022

    Executive News: Looking ahead to legislative session

    We all knew Washington was going to slow down once we were a year out from the 2022 elections. With a 50/50 split in the Senate, and the Democrats holding onto a razor-thin margin in the House, nobody wants to give anyone a victory or perceived victory this close to the elections. While some would argue it’s a good thing …

  • February 17, 2022

    FDIC announces 2022 priorities

    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Acting Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg released earlier this month the following statement and summary of the FDIC’s priorities for the coming year: “The FDIC’s core mission is to maintain stability and public confidence in the U.S. financial system. The FDIC carries out this mission through its responsibilities for deposit insurance, banking supervision and the orderly resolution …

  • February 17, 2022

    PPP borrowers may request review of partly forgiven loans

    The Small Business Administration announced early this month it will allow Paycheck Protection Program borrowers to request a loan review by SBA when the lender determines that the borrower is entitled to only partial forgiveness of the PPP loan. Under a procedural notice issued by SBA, when a lender receives a forgiveness remittance from SBA on a loan where only …

January 2022

  • January 27, 2022

    Executive News: Happy new year as we prepare for busy 2022

    Happy new year and welcome to 2022! I would encourage you to buckle up, as it looks like it’s going to be a busy year. I expect Washington to be as crazy as ever with possibly the most significant midterm election that we’ve seen in decades. Let’s not lose sight of everything that you as an industry accomplished in 2021. …