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July 2020

  • July 22, 2020

    Recording of fraud webinar with OBA’s Elaine Dodd available

    The OBA’s Elaine Dodd conducted a banking fraud webinar in partnership with the Oklahoma Insurance Department and AARP Oklahoma as a part of the series, Hoodwinked: A Fraud Conference. Topics covered included: credit/debit cards, checking/savings, money mules, social engineering, sim swapping and pandemic scams. Bankers and/or customers should click here to view the webinar recording.

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  • July 20, 2020

    Fed extends rule allowing directors, shareholders to apply for PPP loans

    The Federal Reserve announced on July 15 that it would extend a temporary exemption from Regulation O to allow bank directors and shareholders to receive Paycheck Protection Program loans from their related banks. Reg O generally limits lending activity to bank directors, shareholders, officers and businesses owned by these persons. The exception—which applies only to PPP loans—will be extended through …

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  • July 15, 2020

    Special message from OBA President/CEO Roger Beverage

    Longtime OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage filmed a special video webcast message to share with all Oklahoma bankers. It can be viewed by clicking through the link below. If you do not have audio and/or video capabilities on your computer, you can download the transcript of his message by clicking here (.pdf).

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  • July 6, 2020

    ABA president/CEO shares info on PPP

    ABA President and CEO Rob Nichols recently shared an update and info to all bank CEOs on the Paycheck Protection Program.   To all bank CEOs – I’m writing to provide a quick update on the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, which both expired and was revived last week. Data Released. In response to calls from Congress for greater transparency, the …

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June 2020

  • June 24, 2020

    State of Oklahoma starting Oklahoma Business Relief Program

    Developed to help local businesses across the state overcome the economic challenges of COVID-19, the Oklahoma Business Relief Program offers vital funding for businesses that have suffered revenue loss due to the pandemic.   Gov. Kevin Stitt has designated $50 million in Federal CARES Act funds for the program.  Starting Monday, June 29, Oklahoma businesses can request to apply for OBRP …

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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.