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November 2018

  • November 26, 2018

    Oklahoma banking industry continues record earnings pace in third quarter

    Recently, the FDIC released its third quarter report showing FDIC-insured institutions reported aggregate net income in the amount of $62 billion, up $14 billion, or 29.3 percent, over last year at this point in the year. According to the agency, this increase in earnings came as a result of higher net operating revenue plus a lower effective tax rate. According …

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  • November 21, 2018

    Arvest Bank scholarship program featured in NewsOK

    Arvest Bank’s scholarship program to help single parents attend college was featured in NewsOK recently. The program, Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship Program, has already awarded 23 scholarships to single parents in central Oklahoma. You can read the full Q&A on NewsOK with Teresa Moore, integrated account servicing director at Arvest Bank, by clicking here.

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  • November 13, 2018

    ABA survey: Nearly all Americans enjoy digital banking experience

    Ninety-three percent of Americans rated their bank’s online and mobile app experience as “excellent,” “very good,” or “good,” according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association. The survey also found that seven in 10 Americans (70 percent) use a mobile device to manage their bank account at least once per month, and …

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  • November 8, 2018

    Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inaugural class set for induction on Dec. 4

    The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame will induct its first-ever class on Dec. 4 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Shawnee banker Larry Briggs, Altus banker Ken Fergeson and Oklahoma City banker Gene Rainbolt will make up the inaugural class. If you are interested in attending the event, please RSVP by Nov. 21 to the OBA’s Nancy McKinnis …

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October 2018

  • October 25, 2018

    We need bankers to tell THEIR story

    Once again, we’re reminding bankers at every level to respond to the federal banking agencies’ Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the proposed suggestions for changing the rules around the Community Reinvestment Act. Tell Your Story. Pick one or two of the 31 questions contained in the ANPR request and tell the regulators about your experiences and what the response of the regulators …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, 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.