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April 2018

  • 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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  • April 5, 2018

    Board nominees, first vice chairman selected for consideration by membership

    Pursuant to Article V, Section 5.4 of the By Laws of the OBA, notice is hereby given of the slate of nominees that have been selected by each of Board’s nominating committees to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. The slate of nominees will be considered by the membership on May 22 at the annual meeting and …

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March 2018

  • March 28, 2018

    Nominations being taken for ’20 Under 40 Awards’

    Banking Exchange magazine has introduced its inaugural “20 Under 40 Awards” in which 20 next-generation bankers under the age of 40 will be profiled. They are looking for those banking professionals who will help banks thrive in the next decade. Entries will be judged by experienced industry professionals. The winners – representing the “best of the best” – will be …

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  • March 14, 2018

    Reg relief bill passes Senate — thank you Sens. Inhofe, Lankford!

    THANK YOU Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford! Senators Inhofe and Lankford put people ahead of politics and voted YES for S. 2155, a bipartisan, commonsense bill to help traditional community banks all across Oklahoma and the country to better serve their customers and grow the economy. Thank you for showing America how Congress can work together to solve problems. …

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  • March 8, 2018

    Lankford urges Senate to pass Dodd-Frank reform legislature

    Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford gave an impassioned plea on the Senate floor Thursday evening urging his colleagues to pass S. 2155, a bill meant to bring some regulatory relief to the country’s community banks. You can watch Lankford’s speech below:

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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.