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June 2023

  • June 16, 2023

    Oklahoma Housing Stability Program bill passes

    During the last week of the state legislative session, both the House and Senate passed HB 1031, which became law earlier this month. HB 1031 creates the Oklahoma Housing Stability Program.  The purpose of the program is to increase the number of single-family residences available for purchase across the State of Oklahoma for families with incomes up to $120% of …

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  • June 5, 2023

    Annual Washington Visit set for Oklahoma bankers

    The OBA’s Annual Washington Visit has been scheduled for Sept. 24-26 and the hotel will be The Mayflower Hotel. We challenge you to join the “Race to 100.” We’re striving for 100 bankers in D.C. for the 2023 OBA Washington Visit. We are still finalizing the exact times but know we will meet with the following: ABA, Federal Reserve, FinCEN, …

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May 2023

  • May 24, 2023

    ABA joins Texas lawsuit to block CFPB’s Section 1071 rule

    Gavel and Flag

    The American Bankers Association has joined a lawsuit filed by the Texas Bankers Association and McAllen, Texas-based Rio Bank challenging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s final rule implementing Section 1071 of the Dodd-Frank Act. ABA president and CEO Rob Nichols made the announcement of his association joining the legal fight during the TBA’s annual convention in San Antonio late last …

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  • May 12, 2023

    Check out our 2023 Convention Photos

    We had a good time at convention! We hope you did, too! Check out a random smattering of photos from our convention below! You can also CLICK HERE to see ALL of the photos we collected from convention via a Dropbox folder!  

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  • May 11, 2023

    Miss our convention? Check out our opening video!

    Did you miss our convention this week? Well, we missed you! We’ll have more photos and such to share with everyone in the upcoming days. Until then, quench your convention thirst with a peek at our opening session video featuring “family photos” of several banks in the state! Many thanks to all the banks who submitted photos for the project!

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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.