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April 2020

  • April 5, 2020

    Mnuchin gives report on PPP program

    The OBA just got off the phone with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. He said directly: 1. Setting up this program has taken a monumental effort on the part of Treasury and the SBA. 2. More than 1,200 banks are already in the program and making PPP loans now. 3. Bank directors ARE ELIGIBLE to participate in the PPP process! It …

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  • April 3, 2020

    Oklahoma banks preach patience as Paycheck Protection Program launches

    OKLAHOMA CITY — With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting communities and businesses across the state, Oklahoma banks are focused on helping as much as they can. The Paycheck Protection Program will offer some relief to small businesses in Oklahoma as it launches on Friday, April 3. Oklahoma bankers, however, do ask for patience from the public as the program begins. Financial …

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  • April 2, 2020

    Learn about how the SBA is providing relief to businesses in upcoming webinar

    On Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., Eide Bailly is hosting a webinar to help borrowers and lenders understand how the SBA can help them during these uncertain times. They have also created an FAQ page to address common questions community banks may have about these new loans. They’ve answered questions such as: What programs are available to our small …

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  • April 1, 2020

    2020 OBA Convention postponed

    The 202o OBA Convention planned for May 18-20, 2020 has been postponed in order to protect the health and well-being of our attendees and speakers. We are working our hardest to reschedule the event and updates will be provided as they become available. Thank you for your understanding and please do not hesitate to reach out with questions.

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March 2020

  • March 28, 2020

    Q&A on Paycheck Protection Loan Program

    Tax form

    Who can get a loan? Businesses, including self-employed and independent contractors, nonprofits (501 C3), veterans’ organizations (501 C19) and tribal business concerns with less than 500 employees. Where do I apply? Any federally insured depository (bank or credit union). How much can I borrow? Up to $10 million but not more than 2.5 times average monthly payroll. How much will …

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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.