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February 2021

  • February 12, 2021

    Fed extends rule allowing bank directors to apply for PPP loans

    The Federal Reserve Board announced Tuesday that it is temporarily allowing certain bank directors and shareholders to apply to their banks for PPP loans. This is the second extension of the rule and will allow those individuals to apply for PPP loans. The extension, which is applicable only to PPP loans, is effective immediately. This extension applies to PPP loans …

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  • February 10, 2021

    Join an 2021-2022 OBA Committee

    NOW is the time to get involved in your Association, and one good way to accomplish this is to join one of our committees! We are now taking names for those interested in our committees for the 2021-20220 year. By participating with the group three to four times a year, you learn more about your profession, meet other bankers, share …

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  • February 3, 2021

    Oklahoma banks make more than $1 billion in PPP loans

    ince the Paycheck Protection Program reopened earlier this month for the third round, Oklahoma banks have made the majority of more than 27,000 loans worth more than $1.3 billion in the state thus far. These numbers represent the 8th and 18th most, respectively, of all the states. Nationally, 891,044 loans have been made to date in Round 3 totaling nearly …

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January 2021

  • January 29, 2021

    SBA issues procedural notice addressing second-draw loans

    Pen and paper

    As the Small Business Administration works to resolve several issues with the Paycheck Protection Program, it issued a procedural notice this week outlining how it will move forward with the processing of second-draw PPP loan applications for borrowers who still have an unresolved issue related to their first-draw loan. “This is a timely issue that was discussed by the OBA’s …

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  • January 25, 2021

    Federal agencies issue FAQs on suspicious activity reporting

    The federal banking agencies on Jan. 19 issued a set of frequently asked questions providing clarity about suspicious activity reporting and other anti-money laundering issues. The agencies issued the FAQs at the recommendation of the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group, of which ABA is a member. The FAQs clarify existing expectations and do not establish new requirements. The agencies said …

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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.