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August 2020

  • August 10, 2020

    Forgiveness platform user guide released

    The Small Business Administration has released its platform user guide for forgiveness applications, and the forgiveness portal will be up and running on Monday, Aug. 10. Several bankers have called us and said they are ready to start submitting the forgiveness applications they’ve already processed on Monday, especially those working with companies like OBA’s endorsed vendor Abrigo, where approved applications …

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  • August 4, 2020

    COVID-19 guidelines for visiting OBA offices for seminars/schools/meetings

    Updated Aug. 4, 2020  As of June 1, Oklahoma entered Phase 3 of the reopening process, which removed limits on group gathering sizes. However, the OBA is still limiting enrollment for live events to allow for social distancing. In the best interest of everyone involved, we will follow the guidelines below for indoor live events: Please enter and exit the …

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July 2020

  • July 30, 2020

    CFPB seeks input on preventing credit discrimination

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a request for information seeking on ways to create a regulatory environment that expands access to credit and ensures consumers and communities are protected from discrimination in all aspects of credit transactions. The bureau issued the RFI in lieu of a symposium it planned to host this fall on issues related to the Equal …

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  • July 22, 2020

    Recording of fraud webinar with OBA’s Elaine Dodd available

    The OBA’s Elaine Dodd conducted a banking fraud webinar in partnership with the Oklahoma Insurance Department and AARP Oklahoma as a part of the series, Hoodwinked: A Fraud Conference. Topics covered included: credit/debit cards, checking/savings, money mules, social engineering, sim swapping and pandemic scams. Bankers and/or customers should click here to view the webinar recording.

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  • July 20, 2020

    Fed extends rule allowing directors, shareholders to apply for PPP loans

    The Federal Reserve announced on July 15 that it would extend a temporary exemption from Regulation O to allow bank directors and shareholders to receive Paycheck Protection Program loans from their related banks. Reg O generally limits lending activity to bank directors, shareholders, officers and businesses owned by these persons. The exception—which applies only to PPP loans—will be extended through …

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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.