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November 2020

  • November 24, 2020

    Mobile, online banking notch 99% approval rating

    Mobile and online banking experiences were rated as ‘excellent’ ‘very good’ or ‘good’ by 99% of consumers, a record high, according to a new ABA/Morning Consult survey released Nov. 23, topping last year’s record by four percentage points. According to the survey, 84% of consumers said innovation and technological improvements by banks are making it easier to access financial services and …

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  • November 19, 2020

    Household debt rises by $87 billion in third quarter

    Household debt rose by 0.6% in the third quarter of 2020, rising by $87 billion to land at $14.35 trillion, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Tuesday. The increase more than offset the second quarter decline of 0.2% that was the first decrease since 2014 and the largest drop since 2013. Mortgage balances, the largest component of household debt, …

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  • November 12, 2020

    National Survey: Bank customers now use mobile apps more than any other channel to manage their accounts

    The ABA conducted a national survey on how Americans bank, before and during COVID-19. For the first time ever, bank customers are conducting their banking via mobile apps more often than any other method, according to a new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Bankers Association. The national survey found bank customers preferred mobile apps both …

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October 2020

  • October 30, 2020

    Survey: PPP drives record small business bank satisfaction

    The administering of $669 billion in Paycheck Protection Plan loans to small businesses drove customer satisfaction with banks to a record high, according to J.D. Power’s Small Business Banking Satisfaction Survey released today. Small businesses gave their banks a satisfaction score of 822 out of 1,000—up 2 points from 2019. Overall, 36% of small business banking customers applied for a PPP loan …

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  • October 28, 2020

    Friends of Traditional Banking looks for help in three key races

    Friends of Traditional Banking has picked key close races each election cycle and encourage community bankers around the country to contribute what they can to help. Friends of Traditional Banking is a non-partisan grassroots effort organized by bankers in 2012 to improve the political and regulatory environment for the traditional banking industry in the U.S. FOTB is the inverse of …

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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.