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March 2020

  • March 28, 2020

    Q&A on Paycheck Protection Loan Program

    Tax form

    Who can get a loan? Businesses, including self-employed and independent contractors, nonprofits (501 C3), veterans’ organizations (501 C19) and tribal business concerns with less than 500 employees. Where do I apply? Any federally insured depository (bank or credit union). How much can I borrow? Up to $10 million but not more than 2.5 times average monthly payroll. How much will …

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  • March 26, 2020

    Tips for managing your finances during pandemic


    (As of March 25, 2020) COVID-19 continues to take its toll as it impacts communities in Oklahoma and across the country, and America’s banks are helping to  lead the way and taking steps to respond to the needs of individuals and small business owners directly affected. Note: This support will vary by institution and the customer’s specific circumstances. As a customer, …

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  • March 25, 2020

    Compliance Alliance develops pandemic resources for banks

    Business continuity planning during pandemics must include compliance considerations at every level and in every department of the bank—the current COVID-19 crisis is no different. Compliance Alliance developed these tools for all banks across the United States – regardless of membership – for the challenging weeks ahead. Here are the bank pandemic planning tools: COVID-19 Essential Critical Infrastructure Worker Credential …

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  • March 21, 2020

    SBA approves all 77 Oklahoma counties for disaster relief loan program

    In response to COVID-19, all 77 Oklahoma counties have been approved for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. More information is available at Stay informed by checking the coronavirus resource page. We …

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  • March 20, 2020

    Listen to COVID-19 teleconference call with Oklahoma banks, officials

    The OBA hosted a teleconference on Wednesday, March 18, discussing the banking response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The call included representatives from many of our member banks, along with Gov. Kevin Stitt, Sen. James Lankford, State Banking Commissioner Mick Thompson and Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development Sean Kouplen. The call lasted nearly 50 minutes and includes much information …

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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.