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December 2022

  • December 27, 2022

    Reminder: Nondeductible portion of OBA dues calculated

    The calculation representing the nondeductible portion of member dues attributable to lobbying expenditures has been made for the OBA’s year ending April 30, 2022. The source of the information used to determine this percentage included the Association’s general ledger and an estimate of the percentage of time related to applicable personnel’s involvement with lobbying activities by management of the Association. …

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  • December 8, 2022

    Four bankers inducted into Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame

    The Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame inducted its 2022 class – its fourth ever – today at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Sinclair Armstrong Jr., with Armstrong Bank in Muskogee; Shirley Barber, a longtime banker with Security State Bank in Cheyenne; Robert H. Croak, with FNB Community Bank in Midwest City; and the late John Massey, with …

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  • December 6, 2022

    ABA report: Credit card market remains strong

    Consumers continued to manage their credit well despite economic headwinds in the second quarter of 2022, according to the American Bankers Association’s latest Credit Card Market Monitor. The report found that credit card credit outstanding as a share of disposable income remained well below pre-pandemic levels in the second quarter while inflation-adjusted monthly credit card purchase volumes increased across risk …

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November 2022

  • November 28, 2022

    Poll: Consumers value rewards programs when choosing banks

    Nearly one in four respondents said in a recent survey they would switch or have switched banks because another bank offered a cashback or rewards program, or offered a better version of a rewards program than their current bank. Rewards program platform provider Wildfire Systems commissioned a survey of more than 1,000 U.S. consumers on their attitudes toward cashback and …

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  • November 23, 2022

    Happy Thanksgiving from the OBA staff!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving from our staff to yours, from all our families to yours! The OBA offices will be closed starting Wednesday afternoon through Friday for the holiday. We will reopen at our regular time on Nov. 28. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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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.