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September 2019

  • September 12, 2019

    Joining OBA’s Annual Washington Visit? Make sure to download our app!

    The 2019 OBA Annual Washington Visit is next week, and if you’re planning on joining in, make sure to download the OBA app before you go. All of the 2019 Annual OBA Washington Visit material are available on the OBA app (issue papers, , schedule, etc.) You can download the OBA app by clicking here (for iTunes) or here (for Google Play).

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  • September 5, 2019

    Second quarter industry numbers released by FDIC

    For the 5,303 commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, aggregate net income totaled $62.6 billion in second quarter 2019, an increase of $2.5 billion (4.1 percent) from a year earlier. The improvement in net income is attributable to a $4.9 billion (3.7 percent) increase in net interest income. Financial results for second quarter 2019 …

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August 2019

  • August 29, 2019

    ABA report examines banks’ use of social media

    More than eight in 10 banks (84 percent) believe social media is important to their institution and 87 percent are very or somewhat active on their social media accounts, according to a new report released today by the American Bankers Association. The State of Social Media in Banking 2019 highlights the results of an ABA survey of 430 banks of …

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  • August 22, 2019

    2019 OBA Salary Survey available for order

    Get an idea of what the average salaries are for comparable banks and institutions in Oklahoma. This survey focuses on gathering salary and cash compensation (salary plus annual cash incentive/bonus) data for approximately 20 executive positions and over 100 middle management and staff level positions. In addition, the survey provides information on actual bonuses paid (as a percent of salary) …

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  • August 16, 2019

    OBA updates Economic Impact Brochure

    The OBA communications department recently updated its “Economic Impact Brochure” that breaks out how much Oklahoma-chartered banks mean to the economy of the state. The brochure, created by the OBA communications department in 2013, was one of the first of its kind by a state or national bankers association, and has been used in OBA visits with government officials and …

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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.