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October 2023

  • October 19, 2023

    National ABA Survey: credit unions, banks should have equal standards

    According to a national survey conducted by Morning Consult for the American Bankers Association, U.S. consumers do not realize the distinctions between banks and credit unions and think the two should have equal standards. Most consumers responded that any business providing bank-like services should have the same rules and regulations as banks. Likewise, 18% of Americans understand that credit unions …

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  • October 17, 2023

    Publicize your promotions, hires!

    The OBA runs a monthly “Oklahoma Bankers” feature in its newspaper where promotions and hires from member banks are highlighted. While the submissions seem to come in giant clumps during parts of year, forcing some to be pushed back a couple or even three months to be published, we appear to be between said “giant clumps.” Now is the time …

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  • October 10, 2023

    Check out ABA’s Check Fraud Claim Directory

    The ABA created the Check Fraud Claim Directory to help banks of all sizes resolve check fraud claims as efficiently as possible. The directory provides contact information for banks needing to file a check warranty breach claim with another financial institution. The directory is searchable by bank name, city, state or FDIC number so banks can easily find a person or email …

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  • October 5, 2023

    Results compiled from OBA’s recent FedNow survey

    The results from the OBA’s FedNow survey, sent out to Oklahoma bank CEOs on Sept. 28, have been compiled. You can view them below: Q1: Has your bank already signed up for FedNow? Yes: 10 (14.3%) No: 60 (85.7%) (If “no” on Q1) Q2: Does your bank plan to sign up for FedNow before Dec. 31, 2023? Yes: 10 (17.5%) No: …

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September 2023

  • September 29, 2023

    Inductees selected for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame

    The 2023 induction class for the Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame has been unveiled. Nevyle Cable, Jim Hamby, Harry Leonard and Ted McGuire will make up the 2023 class and officially be inducted on Dec. 7 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. • Nevyle Cable is the longtime president and CEO of First National Bank and Trust Co., in Okmulgee. He retired in …

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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.