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Oklahoma Banker

July 2022

  • July 12, 2022

    Oklahoma becomes title-holding state

    Effective July 1, Oklahoma became a title-holding state. The Oklahoma Tax Commission on June 7 sent the OBA the below “MEMO” with information. The OTC held several training sessions during the past month, to help bankers and others get acclimated to the changes. We have slides and videos related to these sessions, available on the front page of OBA.com. MEMO …

  • July 12, 2022

    OCC: Banks ready for economy issues

    Banks’ financial conditions are strong and they continue to be ready to “deal with the economic headwinds arising from geopolitical events, higher interest rates and increased inflation,” according to the OCC’s Semiannual Risk Perspective report for spring 2022 issued late last month. The report addresses key topics facing banks, focusing on those that pose threats to safety and soundness and …

June 2022

  • June 22, 2022

    Executive News: Legislature adjourns, to much rejoicing within OBA

    Sine die: The two greatest words that anyone involved in state politics can hear. This Latin phrase is defined as “indefinitely, or without a future date set.” The Second legislative session of the 58th legislature is officially over with that phrase. It was my 22nd state legislative session and every one one of them is unique in their own special …

  • June 22, 2022

    Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame taking 2022 nominations

    The OBA will be taking nominations for 2022 Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inductees through the middle of July. The Hall of Fame was created by the OBA Board of Directors to honor individual bankers for their contributions to the banking industry and the State of Oklahoma. In addition, the Hall of Fame is intended to recognize bankers’ achievements on …

May 2022

  • May 27, 2022

    Executive News: Federal elections begin heating up

    We are less than one month away from the end of the state legislative session. Constitutionally, it has to adjourn sine die no later than 5 p.m. on the last Friday in May. My guess is the members will get out early, but how early is anyone’s guess. They still haven’t reached a budget agreement and you’ll need a minimum …

  • 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 aba.com 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 …