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January 2022

  • January 13, 2022

    Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Releases Fourth Quarter Energy Survey

    The Fourth Quarter Energy Survey was released on Jan. 7 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The survey found that energy activity in the Tenth District climbed moderately from a quarter ago and increased further from year-ago levels, according to Chad Wilkerson, Oklahoma City Branch CEO and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Future activity …

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  • January 7, 2022

    Banks notice rise in fraud, associated costs in 2021

    According to a new survey from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, banks experienced more monthly fraud attacks in 2021 than the previous year. The data determined that the average number of monthly fraud assaults for banks with annual turnover of more than $10 million has climbed from 1,977 to 2,320 since 2020. To read the full report from LexisNexis, click here.

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  • January 4, 2022

    FDIC chairperson announces resignation

    FDIC Building

    FDIC Chairperson Jelena McWilliams announced her resignation today via a letter to President Joe Biden. McWilliams, a Republican, was named the 21st chairperson of the FDIC in June 2018 after being appointed by then-President Donald Trump. Her official departure has been set for Feb. 4, with FDIC board member Martin Gruenberg reported to become acting chairman – his third stint …

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December 2021

  • December 23, 2021

    Merry Christmas, happy holidays from OBA!

    The OBA staff wishes you and yours a merry Christmas and happy holiday season! Adrian Beverage | Joan Anderson | Jeremy Cowen | Elaine Dodd | Kathryn Donovan | Judy Hanna | Lea Ann Jackson | Debbie Leake-Morris | Megan McGuire | Nancy McKinnis | Payton Moody | Thi Pham | Janis Reeser | Niki Taylor | Sheila Wyatt

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  • December 16, 2021

    Small business optimism index increases in November

    In November, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index rose 0.2 points to 98.4. The Uncertainty Index fell 4 points to 63 points. Business owners intend to generate new employment at a seasonally adjusted net 25.0%, down 1 point from the previous month. The percentage of business owners who believe now is a favorable time to expand remained unchanged from the …

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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.