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April 2018

  • April 25, 2018

    2018 edition of OBA Directory of Banks now available

    The Oklahoma Bankers Association Directory of Banks, 2018 edition, is now available for purchase. This annual booklet gives important information on all Oklahoma banks, savings and loans, savings banks and holding companies. It’s available for purchase online by clicking here, or feel free to contact the OBA’s Thi Pham. Anyone wishing to order nine or more copies should contact Thi directly.

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  • April 18, 2018

    American Banker magazine features goodbye article from Cam Fine

    This week’s American Banker magazine features an article written by Cam Fine, president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of American. Fine recently announced his retirement and penned this article as his goodbye to Washington, D.C. ‘Don’t let the bastards get you down’: Cam Fine says goodbye to D.C. I came to Washington, D.C., from Missouri’s capital city, Jefferson …

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  • April 16, 2018

    2018 OBA Convention coming in May

    The 2018 OBA Annual Convention & Trade Show is coming soon, set for May 21-23 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa. This year’s convention theme is “Answer the C.A.L.L. (community/advocacy/leadership/legacy). Lt. Col. Robert Darling, a retired member of the U.S. Marine Corps., who served in the first Gulf War and supported the president in the President’s Emergency …

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  • April 12, 2018

    Women In Banking at Capitol canceled

    Due to the uncertainty surrounding the teacher walkout, the OBA Women in Banking Day at the Capitol, scheduled for April 17, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the OBA education department.

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  • April 12, 2018

    FinCEN releases updated beneficial ownership rule FAQs

    FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) recently released an updated version of its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) outline in an effort to assist bankers as they prepare for the May 11 deadline. These expanded due diligence requirements are intended to find out who is really the controlling force of various businesses with which the bank does business, including corporations and limited …

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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.