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November 2023

  • November 7, 2023

    FDIC amends Risk Management Manual

    The FDIC has amended its Risk Management Manual of Examination Policies to update and clarify instructions on uninsured deposit and commercial real estate concentrations, found in section 16.1. The manual provides FDIC examiners information relating to examination activities and supervisory practices.

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  • November 3, 2023

    Treasury Department issues final rule on paying canceled Treasury checks

    A final rule will be enforced beginning Dec. 1 regarding financial institutions’ liability for paying canceled Treasury checks without waiting to receive the return information. The Treasury Department’s new processing system will now allow financial institutions to receive the return information quicker, which shares if the checks were canceled. Consequently, the “reasonable efforts” currently protecting these financial institutions will change. …

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October 2023

  • October 31, 2023

    OBA hosts Zoom meeting with attorney general’s office on alien ownership of Oklahoma real estate

    The OBA hosted a Zoom meeting with Brad Clark, from the Oklahoma attorney general’s office, on Monday discuss the changes made to Title 60 O.S. § 121 – Alien ownership of Oklahoma real estate. You can click here to watch and download the entire meeting, along with questions and answers at the end, and also click here to download and view the slides Clark …

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  • October 26, 2023

    Federal Reserve proposes new rule, lower debit card fee cap

    The Federal Reserve has proposed a new rule regarding debit card interchange fees earned by banks. The rule would lower the cap on these fees and require a new review process biennially. The cap would also be updated every other year, applying to debit card issuers. The ABA and other stakeholders will oppose this proposed new rule. To contact the …

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  • October 24, 2023

    OBA presents TikTok Time …

    Check out the new semi-regular feature in the OBA Update — OBA TikTok Time … ! The OBA created a TikTok account to feature fun, entertaining little video segments that feature our bankers and those who work with them. No, you don’t have a TikTok account to view these short videos as you can navigate directly there just by using the link we provide …

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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.