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May 2024

  • May 15, 2024

    OBA installs Sovereign Bank COO as chair; honors others at annual convention

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Alicia Wade, chief operating officer of Sovereign Bank, in Shawnee, was inducted as chair of the Oklahoma Bankers Association at the OBA’s 127th Convention on May 15 at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City. Wade joined Sovereign Bank earlier this year, and has been a part of the banking industry for 27 years. She also serves on …

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  • May 13, 2024

    Mobile website available for OBA Convention attendees

    Be sure to bookmark our dedicated mobile web page for convention, which includes the schedule, exhibit floor plan, sponsors and more at www.oba.com/convention. Those using iPhones can save the page on their home screen like an app by simply hitting the share button at the bottom of the screen (icon at center that looks like a square with an arrow …

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  • May 3, 2024

    Report: Small businesses oppose government mandates on credit card networks

    The Small Business Payments Alliance issued a report on Monday that found an overwhelming majority of small businesses oppose new government mandates on payment networks; are more concerned with inflationary pressures than the cost of processing credit cards; and rely on the security offered by leading credit card networks to operate their businesses and serve their customers. Legislation currently under consideration in …

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April 2024

  • April 24, 2024

    Bankers associations urge Congress for independent review of recent agency rulemakings

    Gavel and Flag

    The OBA, alongside the American Bankers Association and the 51 other state bankers associations, urged leaders of the U.S. House and Senate in a joint letter Monday to set an independent review of recent banking agency rulemakings to assess their appropriateness in addressing risks within the banking sector. Congressional investigations into the causes of last year’s banking crisis remain incomplete, specifically regarding …

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  • April 18, 2024

    2024 OBA Directory of Banks available for purchase

    The 2024 OBA Directory of Banks is now ready to buy! This essential reference includes financial data, important information about all Oklahoma banks, savings and loans, savings banks and holding companies, key personnel by function and title, answers to rules and regulations, legislators, state and national agencies, courthouses, fast-find index and much more! Each Directory is $40 per copy for OBA-member bankers, …

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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.