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November 2020

October 2020

  • October 30, 2020

    Survey: PPP drives record small business bank satisfaction

    The administering of $669 billion in Paycheck Protection Plan loans to small businesses drove customer satisfaction with banks to a record high, according to J.D. Power’s Small Business Banking Satisfaction Survey released today. Small businesses gave their banks a satisfaction score of 822 out of 1,000—up 2 points from 2019. Overall, 36% of small business banking customers applied for a PPP loan …

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  • October 28, 2020

    Friends of Traditional Banking looks for help in three key races

    Friends of Traditional Banking has picked key close races each election cycle and encourage community bankers around the country to contribute what they can to help. Friends of Traditional Banking is a non-partisan grassroots effort organized by bankers in 2012 to improve the political and regulatory environment for the traditional banking industry in the U.S. FOTB is the inverse of …

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  • October 23, 2020

    Tenth District services activity expanded in October

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the October Services Survey today. According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the survey revealed that Tenth District services activity expanded in October but remained below year-ago levels, while expectations for future activity remained positive. “Regional services activity rose slightly in October,” said …

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  • October 20, 2020

    FDIC survey shows 95 percent of U.S. households were banked in 2019

    A record 95 percent of U.S. households had a bank or credit union account in 2019, according to a new biennial survey and report released today by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). How America Banks: Household Use of Banking and Financial Services also found that a record low 5.4 percent of U.S. households were unbanked in 2019. “It is encouraging that …

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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.