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December 2021

  • December 9, 2021

    Supervisory Highlights Report Flags Mortgage Servicing, Fair Lending Issue

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released a “Supervisory Highlights” report concentrating on examiner observations of different financial products from January to June 2021. Credit card account management, debt collection, deposits, fair lending, mortgage servicing, payday lending, prepaid accounts, and remittance transfers are among the areas where problems were discovered, according to the bureau. To read the full report, …

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November 2021

  • November 30, 2021

    PPP loans prompt state-level employment growth

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland determined in a new study brief this week that Paycheck Protection Program loans served to reduce the effects of the pandemic-related recession on state-level employment growth and had “substantial” advantages overall. Researchers discovered that providing one additional week of payroll support through PPP loans during the first round of PPP lending “would have minimized …

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  • November 18, 2021

    80% of borrowers expected to be profitable in 2021 according to Ag Lender Survey

    According to the Fall 2021 Agricultural Lender Survey report produced jointly by the American Bankers Association and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, better known as Farmer Mac, agricultural lenders expect 80% of their borrowers to be profitable in 2021, with 70% profitable through 2022. The majority of ag lenders (69.7%) said overall farm profitability grew in the previous year for …

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  • November 11, 2021

    Consumer Prices Rise in October

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index climbed 0.9% on a seasonally adjusted basis in October. The all-items index has risen by 6.2% in the last year. In October, the food index grew by 0.9%, the same as in September. After climbing 1.2% in September, the index for food at home gained 1.0% in October. The increase …

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  • November 4, 2021

    99% of consumers give high marks to their bank’s online sectors for second consecutive year

    According to a national survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association, 91% of consumers evaluated their bank’s online and mobile app experience as “outstanding,” “very good,” or “good,” tying last year’s record. Furthermore, 81% of those polled believe that bank innovation and technical advancements are making it easier for all Americans to obtain financial services, demonstrating …

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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.