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April 2024

  • April 18, 2024

    2024 OBA Directory of Banks available for purchase

    The 2024 OBA Directory of Banks is now ready to buy! This essential reference includes financial data, important information about all Oklahoma banks, savings and loans, savings banks and holding companies, key personnel by function and title, answers to rules and regulations, legislators, state and national agencies, courthouses, fast-find index and much more! Each Directory is $40 per copy for OBA-member bankers, …

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  • April 12, 2024

    Better Together: OBA convention open for registration!

    The Oklahoma Bankers Association and its member banks are better together … it’s become a mantra of sorts during Bryan Cain’s year as OBA chair, and it’s the focus of our annual convention this year! Nearly 200 banks and 20,000 bank employees ARE better together, and we’d sure like to a see a large representative portion of those at our …

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  • April 5, 2024

    OBA, ABA, other state associations ask CFPB to stop overdraft proposal

    Warning that “consumers will lose” if the CFPB’s overdraft proposal is finalized, the OBA, American Bankers Association and all 51 other state bankers associations urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau via a joint comment letter on Monday to withdraw it. The proposal would re-classify overdraft as “credit,” despite Congress’ determination 50 years ago to the contrary, and would permit financial institutions to offer overdraft …

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March 2024

  • March 28, 2024

    FFIEC makes changes to Uniform Bank Performance Report

    Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council member agencies are making several changes to the Uniform Bank Performance Report on or shortly after Monday, March 24. These changes are necessitated by the current expected credit losses methodology nomenclature changes to the March 2024 Call Reports, according to FFIEC.

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  • March 19, 2024

    OBA seeks general counsel; current legal staff still on duty to assist bankers!

    The OBA is currently looking to fill the position of general counsel – our current legal staff remains available to assist our member bankers with their needs, however! As we search, however, we wanted our bankers to know that Pauli and the rest of our compliance staff are standing by to continue their great service! As for a new general …

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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.