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April 2019

  • April 16, 2019

    Community bank leverage ratio draws concern; comment letter filed

    Section 201 of S. 2155 requires Congress to establish a leverage ratio between 8 and 10 percent for qualifying traditional community bank operations below $10 billion in assets. Its purpose – and what we’ve argued for some time – is to create an exemption for these smaller banks from the dreadful Basel III rules, rules that were never intended to apply to these banks. …

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  • April 12, 2019

    Thank you to our 2019 Community Bankers Leadership & Senior Management Conference sponsors

    We held our 2019 Community Bankers Leadership & Senior Management Conference earlier this week on April 7-9 in Phoenix, Arizona. This event wouldn’t have been possible without our accommodating sponsors. We would like to give a special thanks and recognize all of our sponsors who helped make this conference a success.

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  • April 11, 2019

    Banks should make nominations for 2019 NextGen Under 30 program

    Have you heard about the NextGen Under 30 program? It is intended to encourage young adult Oklahomans to stay in the state and make it stronger. Since 2011, the NextGen Program has received over 5,500 nominations and selected 900 individual winners. The NextGen Award Recognition Program honors individuals (30 years old or younger) who have demonstrated certain career leadership qualities …

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  • April 4, 2019

    Oklahoma’s Community Banks: Helping customers catch their dreams!

    Curious about how Oklahoma’s community banks impact the state and the communities within? Take a gander at the below Adobe Spark-rendered page to learn more! April is Community Bankers Month, and in honor of our state’s great community banks, the OBA Community Department has put together a Community Banks Page on our website highlighting the efforts and impacts of OBA …

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March 2019

  • March 28, 2019

    Marijuana banking bill passes committee

    A congressional committee voted on and approved legislation for increasing marijuana businesses’ access to banks. After several days of debate, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 on Thursday to advance the marijuana banking bill to the full body. According to an article from Forbes Magazine, floor action has not yet been scheduled, but cannabis reform advocates are …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, 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.