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May 2020

  • May 13, 2020

    SBA announces Safe Harbor for PPP borrowers with loans of less than $2 million

    The following comes courtesy the American Bankers Association: Following the recent announcement that the Small Business Administration would review any Paycheck Protection Program loans made in amounts exceeding $2 million, the agency today issued guidance extending an automatic safe harbor to borrowers receiving PPP loans with an original principal amount of less than $2 million. These borrowers “will be deemed …

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  • May 3, 2020

    Oklahoma banks continue pouring loans toward small businesses via Paycheck Protection Program

    Oklahoma banks have worked around the clock since the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program was opened early last week, helping disburse MILLIONS of dollars and TENS OF THOUSANDS of loans to the state’s small businesses. According to the Department of the Treasury, Oklahoma banks, as of Tuesday, had already funded 20,919 loans worth more than $877 million in …

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April 2020

Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

Email: jeremy@oba.com      |      Phone: Ext. 113

Jeremy has been in charge of the Oklahoma Banker newspaper as well as the OBA website and other member communications since joining the OBA in January 2002. A native of Hartshorne and a 1997 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he enjoys meeting and talking with the different people he encounters while doing his job. Previously, Jeremy worked as a sports writer in Lawton and, for the four years prior to joining the OBA, Lubbock, Texas, where he decided the town wasn’t big enough for both him and Bobby Knight. When not working, Jeremy loves to hike, read, watch football, baseball and boxing and teach journalism to high school and college students. And, if you ask, there’s a good chance he will regale you with the story about being interviewed on ESPN by Chris Fowler.