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July 2018

  • July 5, 2018

    Clarifying language on ‘five-day rule’

    The OBA has received questions from bankers recently related to the mandatory annual five consecutive days of leave rule, particularly in how it relates to holiday days, such as this week’s July Fourth. Here is the response from the OBA’s legal team: 10-5-3. Minimum control elements for bank internal control program All internal control programs adopted by banks shall contain …

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June 2018

  • June 28, 2018

    2018 OBA Annual Washington Visit scheduled

    The OBA’s Annual Washington Visit has been scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and the hotel will be the Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. Registration information should be hitting your bank shortly, but you can also download the registration and information form, and get more info on the hotel, by clicking here. If you have any questions, contact Adrian Beverage at the OBA.

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  • June 21, 2018

    Frauds popping up among Oklahoma banks

    They’re back: BEC wire and ACH fraud. Not that they ever went away, but we are seeing a serious uptick in wire fraud that is impacting realtors and abstract companies.  The numbers are large (just under $40,000 and just under $300,000, as two examples).  Our bankers are doing callbacks as required but the realtors believe they have been given correct …

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  • June 6, 2018

    Check out OBA’s special convention opening video

    Did you miss our annual convention and the opportunity to watch the opening video that discussed our convention theme of “Answering the C*A*L*L (Community/Advocacy/Leadership Legacy)? Or, would you just like to see it again? Either way, here’s your chance below to see some of our most well-known bankers discuss what the “C*A*L*L means to them, and also see some bankers …

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May 2018

  • May 31, 2018

    Webinar on Joint Memorandum to combat elder fraud scheduled

    OBA is pleased to be a partner to offer the free webinar, below, focusing on SARs and financial exploitation.  Our FinCEN speaker took the rare step of sending out to banks nationwide and, in just a few hours, we already have 3,000 attendees.  We may not surpass the 20,000 cap, but you are encouraged to sign-up soon to ensure your …

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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.