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February 2020

  • February 25, 2020

    Existing home sales drop 1.3% in January

    Existing-home sales dropped by 1.3 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.46 million, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). However overall sales are significantly higher year-over-year, up 9.6% from January 2019 (4.98 million). Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist, finds the outlook for 2020 home sales promising despite the drop in January. “Existing-home sales are …

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  • February 20, 2020

    OCC Releases Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test Scenarios for 2020

    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released economic and financial market scenarios for use in the upcoming stress tests for covered institutions. The supervisory scenarios include baseline and severely adverse scenarios, as described in the OCC’s final rule that implements stress test requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. To read …

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  • February 13, 2020

    OBA’s Women in Banking conference approaching

    The OBA’s Women in Banking conference is approaching, and you can register now to be a part of it. The event will occur on April 17 at the Embassy Suites hotel in Norman. The OBA has partnered with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma to provide women bankers with industry, leadership and …

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  • February 7, 2020

    OBA’s Elaine Dodd featured in story on scammers

    The OBA’s Elaine Dodd spoke with Fox 25 on why scammers are targeting older Americans. Dodd shared with Fox 25 that while many believe scammers target these older Americans for their age, this is not the case. Dodd said they seek out this age group because they have the money to pay their requests. “It’s because they have the money, …

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January 2020

  • January 23, 2020

    OBA hosts Women in Banking luncheon

    On Jan. 23, 2020, women from banks across the state gathered for the OBA’s Women in Banking luncheon. Attendees had the privilege of hearing from two speakers from the Mettise Group on how to better your negotiation skills in and out of the workplace. Danielle Ezell and Kati Hanna from the Mettise Group delivered an informative presentation with tips on …

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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.