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February 2023

  • February 15, 2023

    OBA scholarship available for incoming Oklahoma college students

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    Each year, the OBA awards a $1,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman who has a parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse who is a Professional Member of the Association. The student must enroll in an accredited Oklahoma institution of higher education. The applicant must also be graduating from an Oklahoma high school. A panel of bankers will select the winning applicant. …

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  • February 10, 2023

    ABA: Banks can’t fight check fraud alone

    American Bankers Association SVP Paul Brenda relayed to CNBC how check fraud is one of the oldest scams in finance but it is still one of the most pressing. “Banks reported nearly 250,00 cases of check fraud nationwide in 2021,” cited by CNBC. Brenda reported the source of the issue as the inadequacies of the Postal Service to protect the …

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  • February 8, 2023

    Southwest Oklahoma gets new fraud prevention group

    The OBA is proud to report we have a new MAFIA group in Southwest Oklahoma. Detective David Folkert will host the new group at 9:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Joy McGill, AARP, will be the speaker at the Feb. 15 meeting and you can be added to the roster to receive intelligence and meeting invitations by …

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  • February 3, 2023

    OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring

    The dates for the OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs have been finalized. Mark your calendar for the date of the program that’s in your area of the state and plan to attend. Bring your coworkers with you so that everyone can be up to speed on the most recent developments affecting their job. In addition to state and federal legislative …

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  • February 1, 2023

    New Report Finds Increase in DDOS Attacks Targeting the Financial Services Industry

    The continual change of DDoS demonstrates how this is far from over. “Working with our sector’s critical providers like Akamai, who have first-hand knowledge of how DDoS is affecting the financial sector, enables us to arm our members with the understanding and guidance they need to better protect their firms and customers,” said Teresa Walsh, Global Head of Intelligence at …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

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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.