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May 2017

  • May 4, 2017

    ABA releases fifth white paper on Volcker Rule

    ABA has delivered its fifth white paper to the Department of the Treasury outlining the reasons why the Volcker Rule is a drag on the U.S. economy. The rule requires all banks, regardless of size, to refrain from doing any activities that involve “proprietary trading.” “One of the problems is that, as worded, the Volcker rule applies to all banks, …

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April 2017

  • April 26, 2017

    OBA Insurance Agency to transition to Texas Bankers Association Insurance Agency

    In an effort to bring your bank more options, your OBA is in the process of finalizing an agreement with the Texas Bankers Association to transition the OBA Insurance Agency into the TBA’s insurance operation. Judy Hanna will continue to be your agent and will work exclusively in Oklahoma and will still be located in the OBA offices. “The idea …

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  • April 12, 2017

    Patent troll letter circulating about USAA claims

    One of our member banks has shared with us the following letter the bank received regarding a patent license involving a remote deposit capture offering. If your bank has received such a letter as the one that follows, please email it to Roger Beverage – – at your early convenience. Click here to read the letter.

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  • April 3, 2017

    OBA president/CEO featured in Oklahoman’s Executive Q&A

    The Oklahoman/NewsOK recently focused its Executive Q&A series on OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage. The story ran in the April 2 edition of the newspaper website. You can read it by clicking here.

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March 2017

Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

Email:      |      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.