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September 2022

  • September 21, 2022

    OBA hosts candidate forum

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Bankers Association hosted 16 candidates who will be on statewide ballots in November, including three gubernatorial opponents, at a forum during its monthly board meeting on Wednesday. The forum, which took place in the OBA’s Harris Event Center in Oklahoma City, was highlighted by the appearance of Gov. Kevin Stitt, and his Democratic opponent in …

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  • September 9, 2022

    Fed prepares for interest rate raise

    Traders are expecting the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at its meeting later this month. The possibility of a third straight three-quarter point hike looks to be high, according to stories in several media outlets. You can read one, via CNBC, by clicking here.

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  • September 8, 2022

    OCC to lower assessments

    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will lower assessments in 2023 as part of an effort to close the pricing differential between state and federal charter assessments, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu said last week during remarks to the Texas Bankers Association. Effective in March, the agency will make a 40% reduction in assessments for a …

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August 2022

  • August 30, 2022

    Fed to continue pursuing ‘restrictive policy’ to combat inflation

    A recent easing in the rate of inflation hasn’t been enough to convince the Federal Reserve to reverse course on raising interest rates, with the Federal Open Market Committee likely to pursue a “restrictive policy stance for some time,” Fed Chair Jerome Powell said at a Jackson Hole, Wyoming, monetary policy conference last week. While higher interest rates and a …

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  • August 24, 2022

    ‘Banks are safe’ PSAs available from OBA

    The Oklahoma Bankers Association has created “Banks are safe” public service announcements for its member banks ready for display at the bank or for insertions into local newspapers. These ads and – available at no cost to member banks – echo the Association’s successful “Nothing’s Safer Than Money In The Bank” public relations campaigns from the past two decades. “With …

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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.