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January 2024

  • January 10, 2024

    OBA scholarship available for high school students

    Each year, the Oklahoma Bankers Association awards a $1,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman who has a parent, grandparent, sibling or spouse who is a Professional Member of the Association. The student must enroll in an accredited Oklahoma institution of higher education. The applicant must also be graduating from an Oklahoma high school. A panel of bankers will select the …

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  • January 2, 2024

    Banking agencies update electronic communications rules

    The banking agencies have updated their uniform rules of practice and procedure to recognize the use of electronic communications in all aspects of administrative hearings and to other increase the efficiency and fairness of administrative adjudications.

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December 2023

  • December 22, 2023

    Happy holidays from us!

    Happy holidays and merry Christmas from your family here at the OBA! In observance of Christmas, our offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25, as well as Tuesday, Dec. 26. We will re-open at our normal time on Wednesday, Dec. 27.

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  • December 12, 2023

    Four bankers make up 2023 class for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame

    The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inducted its 2023 class – its fifth – today at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Nevyle Cable, with First National Bank & Trust Co., Okmulgee; Jim Hamby, with Vision Bank, in Ada; the late Harry Leonard, a longtime banker and former state banking commissioner; and Ted McGuire, with RCB Bank, in Claremore; …

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  • December 5, 2023

    FinCEN raises alert on COVID-19 tax credit fraud schemes

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network recently issued an alert to financial institutions concerning fraud schemes related to the COVID-19 Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and is urging vigilance in identifying and reporting related suspicious activity. Ongoing fraud and scams related to the ERC have been identified that, to date, have resulted in 323 investigations involving more than $2.8 …

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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.