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November 2022

  • November 3, 2022

    Fed raises rates another 75 basis points

    The Federal Open Market Committee today announced it would raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 3.75 to 4% – the sixth rate increase this year and the fourth time the Fed has raised the rate by 75 basis points. FOMC also reiterated that it believes ongoing increases will be necessary to help return inflation closer to …

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October 2022

  • October 25, 2022

    Energy activity grows, albeit slower, in Fed’s Tenth District

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the third quarter Energy Survey last week, which revealed Tenth District energy activity grew solidly, while expectations for future activity eased somewhat. “Despite the pace of growth slowing slightly, District drilling and business activity remained solid in Q3,” said Chad Wilkerson, Oklahoma City Branch executive and economist. “Firms reported lower growth in …

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  • October 12, 2022

    OBA Golf Tournament rescheduled for Nov. 14: Registration back open!

    Due to adverse weather conditions, the OBA Oktoberfest Golf Tournament (previously set for Oct. 24) has been rescheduled for Monday, Nov. 14.  Show off your golfing skills or simply join your banking peers as a social registrant at the 2022 OBA Oktoberfest Golf Tournament on Nov. 14 at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond. The tournament fee is $150 and …

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  • October 3, 2022

    Federal Reserve governor lauds banks for resilience

    During an industry event last week, Federal Reserve Gov. Michelle Bowman praised banks for their recent examples of resilience during the pandemic, and how recent supervision and regulation have contributed to a “safer, stronger, better capitalized” banking system. Bowman’s comments primarily focused on what she called the Fed’s “incremental approach to ongoing refinements” in supervision and regulation and the critical …

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September 2022

  • September 26, 2022

    Bank CEOs: Financial institutions ready for economic headwinds

    The CEOs of the nation’s seven largest retail banks testified before the House Financial Services Committee last week in a hearing that touched on a wide range of topics, although high inflation and the Federal Reserve’s decision to once again raise the federal funds rate loomed large. During the six-and-a-half hour hearing, the executives fielded questions ranging from mortgage practices …

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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.