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September 2018

  • September 6, 2018

    Comment time extended for Volcker rule

    Five federal financial regulatory agencies extended until Oct. 17, 2018, the comment period for a proposed rule to simplify and tailor compliance requirements for the “Volcker rule.” The Volcker rule generally restricts banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading and from owning or controlling hedge funds or private equity funds. With the extension, the Federal Reserve Board, the Commodity Futures …

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August 2018

  • August 30, 2018

    Oklahoma, nation’s banks report earnings increases in second quarter

    Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation reported aggregate net income of $60.2 billion in the second quarter of 2018, up $12.1 billion (25.1 percent) from a year ago. Oklahoma banks showed an increased of more than $100 million in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same time period in 2017: from $593 …

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  • August 20, 2018

    Webinar replay on fighting elder abuse available

    Recently, the Oklahoma Bankers Association and Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office joined forces for a webinar concerning elder abuse, including the financial aspects of such abuse. The webinar featured the OBA’s Elaine Dodd, and gave great insight on what banks can do to help fight scams against older Americans. Click here to access the replay of the webinar.

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  • August 13, 2018

    Bankers invited to meet lieutenant governor candidate

    The OBA would like to invite all bank employees to a meet and greet with lieutenant governor candidate Matt Pinnell before the Republican run-off election. The event will take place at 1:15-2:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, at the OBA’s Harris Events Center. This isn’t a fundraiser for Pinnell, it’s an opportunity to ask him about his plan for moving …

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  • August 7, 2018

    Bankers’ Night Out events set for fall

    The dates for the OBA Bankers’ Night Out programs have been finalized. Mark your calendar for the date of the program that’s in your area of the state and plan to attend. Bring your coworkers with you so that everyone can be up to speed on the most recent developments affecting their job. As in the past, the schedule for …

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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.