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October 2022

  • October 3, 2022

    Federal Reserve governor lauds banks for resilience

    During an industry event last week, Federal Reserve Gov. Michelle Bowman praised banks for their recent examples of resilience during the pandemic, and how recent supervision and regulation have contributed to a “safer, stronger, better capitalized” banking system. Bowman’s comments primarily focused on what she called the Fed’s “incremental approach to ongoing refinements” in supervision and regulation and the critical …

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September 2022

  • September 26, 2022

    Bank CEOs: Financial institutions ready for economic headwinds

    The CEOs of the nation’s seven largest retail banks testified before the House Financial Services Committee last week in a hearing that touched on a wide range of topics, although high inflation and the Federal Reserve’s decision to once again raise the federal funds rate loomed large. During the six-and-a-half hour hearing, the executives fielded questions ranging from mortgage practices …

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  • September 21, 2022

    OBA hosts candidate forum

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Bankers Association hosted 16 candidates who will be on statewide ballots in November, including three gubernatorial opponents, at a forum during its monthly board meeting on Wednesday. The forum, which took place in the OBA’s Harris Event Center in Oklahoma City, was highlighted by the appearance of Gov. Kevin Stitt, and his Democratic opponent in …

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  • September 9, 2022

    Fed prepares for interest rate raise

    Traders are expecting the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at its meeting later this month. The possibility of a third straight three-quarter point hike looks to be high, according to stories in several media outlets. You can read one, via CNBC, by clicking here.

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  • September 8, 2022

    OCC to lower assessments

    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will lower assessments in 2023 as part of an effort to close the pricing differential between state and federal charter assessments, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu said last week during remarks to the Texas Bankers Association. Effective in March, the agency will make a 40% reduction in assessments for a …

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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.