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September 2017

  • September 18, 2017

    Equifax data breach impacts millions


      One of the nation’s largest credit reporting bureaus sustained a significant data breach late last week, and the breach may have a significant impact on a number of issues, including legislative proposals. “I’m sure the folks at Equifax are running around in circles trying to understand what happened,” OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage. “But the reality is this …

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  • September 14, 2017

    Great Plains Bank featured in NewsOK story

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    Great Plains Bank, based in Elk City but with locations throughout the state, including Oklahoma City, was featured in a NewsOK article this week. The story focused on the bank’s Midtown Oklahoma City location, which is much different from most banks with a more informal feeling, a lack of teller windows and no employees dressed in suits. You can read …

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August 2017

  • August 18, 2017

    OBA’s op-ed on overdraft charges runs on NonDoc website

    OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage recently crafted a well-worded rebuttal concerning overdraft fees in response to a recent article in Bloomberg’s Businessweek magazine. The rebuttal ran in today’s NonDoc news website as an op-ed piece from Beverage. You can visit the story by clicking here.

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  • August 9, 2017

    OBA President/CEO offers rebuttal to Oklahoman overdraft article

    The Oklahoman published an article in its business section on Tuesday, Aug. 8, discussing overdraft fees (you can read the article, behind a subscription paywall, by clicking here). OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage wrote a letter to the editor/op-ed piece in rebuttal to this story, explaining why banks have these overdraft fees and why they are necessary to the banking …

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June 2017

  • June 16, 2017

    Latest round of 20 Questions! posted

    Our next round of individuals answering 20 random questions, ranging from informational, to entertaining to downright bizarre, is ready for your viewership! Three new interviews are now posted for everyone’s enjoyment. These interviews – with Terri Thompson of American Exchange Bank, Henryetta; Kyle Powell of First National Bank, Okmulgee; and Tyler Spradlin of SpiritBank, Sapulpa – will give insight on …

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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.