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November 2019

  • November 22, 2019

    Bankers asked to contact lawmakers in support of Farm Credit Fairness Bill

    As virtually most bankers in the Heartland know all too well, financing the business of food production is getting more and more difficult. Net farm income has steadily declined since 2013 and, as a result, many farmers and ranchers are struggling to keep, find or obtain access to credit. A bill has been introduced by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) that …

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  • November 20, 2019

    Poll: Young Americans still enjoy going to bank

    According to a new poll shared by CNN Business, more than 70 percent of millennial and post-millennial customers still regularly visit a brick-and-mortar location bank, instead of relying solely on digital banking methods. Seventy-two percent of GenZ consumers visit a physical bank branch at least monthly, the highest of any age group, according to a study of 1,000 consumers by …

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  • November 11, 2019

    OBA’s Beverage in The Oklahoman: Oklahoma banking remains “strong”

    OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage was quoted prominently in a story in the Sunday, Nov. 10 edition of The Oklahoman, discussing Oklahoma banking. The story focused on how banks in the state have adapted – and generally remained strong – with the increased regulations stemming from the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. You can read the entire story on The Oklahoman’s …

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  • November 8, 2019

    CFPB director to meet with OBA-member banks

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    CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger will make her first visit to Oklahoma City on Nov. 14 to do a number of things, including holding a briefing with OBA-member banks. State Banking Commissioner Mick Thompson will introduce the director and help us conduct a meaningful discussion of issues that are important to those banks. “One of the issues that’s likely to be …

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  • November 4, 2019

    Survey: People remain highly satisfied with their bank

    Nearly nine in 10 Americans with a bank account (88 percent) say they are “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with their primary bank, and 96 percent rate their bank’s customer service as “excellent,” “very good” or “good,” according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association. The survey, unveiled earlier this week at ABA’s …

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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.