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September 2018

  • September 27, 2018

    2018 Washington Visit app available for download

    The iPhone app for the 2018 OBA Washington Visit is now available for download. You can download the OBA app, which provides location and times and other information for the event, by clicking here (for iTunes) or here (for Google Play). If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Cowen at the OBA.

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  • September 20, 2018

    Oklahoman story: Employers could face lawsuits with Oklahoma medical marijuana law

    Many of our bankers have expressed concerns over the newly passed medical marijuana laws by Oklahoma. One of those concerns has to do with the issues of an employee who has a license for medical marijuana use. The Oklahoman ran an article today discussing those issues with the State Chamber of Oklahoma. You can read the article by clicking here …

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  • September 12, 2018

    Community Banks Advisory Council restructured

    Earlier this year, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection fired the 19 members of the Community Banker Advisory Board created during the Richard Cordray era as required by Dodd-Frank. The Bureau then tried to re-create a smaller group in an effort to bring in more diverse views and exclude national advocacy organizations. The restructured CBAB is much smaller – seven …

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  • September 6, 2018

    Comment time extended for Volcker rule

    Five federal financial regulatory agencies extended until Oct. 17, 2018, the comment period for a proposed rule to simplify and tailor compliance requirements for the “Volcker rule.” The Volcker rule generally restricts banking entities from engaging in proprietary trading and from owning or controlling hedge funds or private equity funds. With the extension, the Federal Reserve Board, the Commodity Futures …

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August 2018

  • August 30, 2018

    Oklahoma, nation’s banks report earnings increases in second quarter

    Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation reported aggregate net income of $60.2 billion in the second quarter of 2018, up $12.1 billion (25.1 percent) from a year ago. Oklahoma banks showed an increased of more than $100 million in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same time period in 2017: from $593 …

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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.