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January 2020

  • January 13, 2020

    2020 GSB scholarships available for OBA members

    Several scholarships are now available to bankers from OBA-member banks for various graduate schools of banking. Applications should be submitted to the OBA’s Janis Reeser by email (, regular mail (643 N.E. 41st St., OKC, 73105) or fax (405-424-4518). The scholarship recipients will be selected and announced no later than April 22. Click on the links below for more specific …

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  • January 7, 2020

    Key Ratios seminar in Tulsa canceled

    The Key Ratios seminar, scheduled for Jan. 15 in Tulsa, has been canceled. Refunds will be given to those who already registered. The Key Ratios seminar set for Jan. 16 in Oklahoma City is still set to take place as scheduled. If you have any questions, contact our education department at (405) 424-5252.

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  • January 6, 2020

    Agencies release CRA asset-size threshold adjustments

    The federal bank regulatory agencies announced on Dec. 31 the annual adjustment to the asset-size thresholds used to define small bank, small savings association, intermediate small bank, and intermediate small savings association under the Community Reinvestment Act regulations. The annual adjustments are required by the CRA rules. Financial institutions are evaluated under different CRA examination procedures based upon their asset-size …

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December 2019

  • December 23, 2019

    Merry Christmas from the Oklahoma Bankers Association!

    The OBA will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24, and Wednesday, Dec. 25, for Christmas. We will reopen at our regular time on Thursday, Dec. 26. We will also be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 1, for New Year’s Day. We will reopen at our regular time on Thursday, Jan. 2. Merry Christmas and happy New Year’s to you and your …

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  • December 18, 2019

    Federal banking agencies release 2018 CRA data on lending

    The 700 banks that reported 2018 Community Reinvestment Act data concerning their work in small business, small farm and community development lending had the information released this week by the federal banking agencies. You can read all the info, data and statistics regarding the 2018 CRA lending data by clicking here.

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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.