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October 2017

  • October 17, 2017

    Open letter to Congress, Oklahoma delegation, from Oklahoma banker

    I was recently in D.C. with 70 fellow bankers. During our visit, Rep. Lucas took time out of his busy schedule to meet with us for a few minutes. His dedication is greatly appreciated. During our visit, a hot topic was tax reform. As I understand it, the bill would have an easier road if it were revenue neutral. I …

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  • October 13, 2017

    OBA Washington Visit featured by State Banking Department

    OSBD Inbox

    The recent OBA Annual Washington Visit was highlighted in the Oklahoma State Banking Department’s monthly newsletter for October. The newsletter mentioned our Oklahoma bankers made a “powerful statement with record attendance” during the Visit, and also pointed out how several OBA Emerging Leaders made the trip. Oklahoma State Banking Commissioner Mick Thompson joined the more than five dozen bankers on the annual …

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  • October 11, 2017

    CFPB finalizes small-dollar lending rule

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau logo

    Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its final rule that covers generally the small-dollar lending market. Importantly, the final rule protects banks that make small-dollar “accommodation loans” to customers on an occasional basis. “The OBA challenged the complexity of the initial proposal in 2016 and its applicability to traditional community banks,” said OBA President Roger Beverage. “When we …

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  • October 9, 2017

    ABA survey: Online, mobile are most popular banking channels

    Woman using mobile phone

    Forty percent of Americans manage their bank accounts online more frequently than any other method, according to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association.  One in 4 consumers (26 percent) use their mobile devices most often to conduct their banking business, while 18 percent visit their bank’s branch the most frequently. “Since the …

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  • October 9, 2017

    Tax reform outline released

    Taxes

    Last week, the Trump administration and congressional leaders released news about a joint framework for tax reform that was (apparently) hammered together by White House insiders, the speaker and the president pro temp of the Senate. This outline provides a very general road map for the House Ways and Means Committee as the long-awaited tax reform package is finalized. Democrats …

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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.