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January 2022

  • January 19, 2022

    OBA Intern Program ready for 2022

    An OBA program to be aware of is the OBA Intern Program. The Intern Program will be active in 2022 and we’re looking for participating banks! For more information on this IMPORTANT program – important not only to aspiring students, but also to participating banks – Contact the OBA education department at (405) 424-5252 or click here for more information!

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  • January 17, 2022

    Bankers at the State Capitol: Register for OBA’s 2022 Contact Banker Program

    Oklahoma Capitol

    We have set the dates for the 2022 Contact Banker Program. Click here to find a sign-up form with the dates listed for this year’s program. We ask you select what dates work best for you and return your form to Once we have the groups finalized, we will send an email confirmation of your date. On the date …

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  • January 13, 2022

    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Releases Fourth Quarter Energy Survey

    The Fourth Quarter Energy Survey was released on Jan. 7 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The survey found that energy activity in the Tenth District climbed moderately from a quarter ago and increased further from year-ago levels, according to Chad Wilkerson, Oklahoma City Branch CEO and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Future activity …

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  • January 7, 2022

    Banks notice rise in fraud, associated costs in 2021

    According to a new survey from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, banks experienced more monthly fraud attacks in 2021 than the previous year. The data determined that the average number of monthly fraud assaults for banks with annual turnover of more than $10 million has climbed from 1,977 to 2,320 since 2020. To read the full report from LexisNexis, click here.

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  • January 4, 2022

    FDIC chairperson announces resignation

    FDIC Building

    FDIC Chairperson Jelena McWilliams announced her resignation today via a letter to President Joe Biden. McWilliams, a Republican, was named the 21st chairperson of the FDIC in June 2018 after being appointed by then-President Donald Trump. Her official departure has been set for Feb. 4, with FDIC board member Martin Gruenberg reported to become acting chairman – his third stint …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

Email:      |      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.