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March 2019

  • March 7, 2019

    Join an OBA Committee 2019-2020

    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 2019-2020 year. By participating with the group 3-4 times a year, you learn more about your profession, meet other bankers, share ideas and …

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  • March 5, 2019

    OBA Board approves Nominating Committee for first vice chairman

    In accordance with Section 6.3 of the By-Laws of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, notice is hereby given of the names of the members of the Nominating Committee that will select a candidate for first vice chairman to replace Rick Walker, vice chairman and CEO of Liberty National Bank in Lawton. The nomination will be put before the membership for its …

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February 2019

  • February 26, 2019

    Oklahoma banking industry continues strong reports in fourth quarter

    Recently, the FDIC released its fourth quarter report showing FDIC-insured institutions reported aggregate net income in the amount of $59.1 billion, up $33.8 billion, or 133.4 percent, over last year at this point in the year. According to the agency, this increase in earnings came as a result of higher net operating revenue and lower income tax expenses. According to …

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  • February 21, 2019

    House panel holds hearing on cannabis banking

    The Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions held a hearing last week titled: “Challenges and Solutions: Access to Banking Services for Cannabis-Related Businesses.” The focus of the hearing was a draft of Representatives Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), Denny Heck (D-Wash.), Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and Warren Davidson’s (R-Ohio) SAFE Banking Act, which establishes a safe harbor from federal sanctions for financial …

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  • February 19, 2019

    Kansas City Fed research: Farmland values stable, risks remain

    According to economic research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, farmland values in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District held steady in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite risks to ongoing stability. While the demand for farmland remained relatively strong across the District, weaknesses in the crop sector continued to dampen the overall agricultural economy. Risks to farmland values …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, 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.