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October 2023

  • October 5, 2023

    Results compiled from OBA’s recent FedNow survey

    The results from the OBA’s FedNow survey, sent out to Oklahoma bank CEOs on Sept. 28, have been compiled. You can view them below: Q1: Has your bank already signed up for FedNow? Yes: 10 (14.3%) No: 60 (85.7%) (If “no” on Q1) Q2: Does your bank plan to sign up for FedNow before Dec. 31, 2023? Yes: 10 (17.5%) No: …

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September 2023

  • September 29, 2023

    Inductees selected for Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame

    The 2023 induction class for the Oklahoma Bankers Hall of Fame has been unveiled. Nevyle Cable, Jim Hamby, Harry Leonard and Ted McGuire will make up the 2023 class and officially be inducted on Dec. 7 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. • Nevyle Cable is the longtime president and CEO of First National Bank and Trust Co., in Okmulgee. He retired in …

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  • September 26, 2023

    OBA joins other banking associations urging rejection of credit card routing mandates

    A proposed bill that would impose routing requirements on banks that issue credit cards is an anti-consumer, anti-competitive and cynical attempt by the largest global merchants and biggest grocery chains to obtain a subsidy for themselves, the OBA, American Bankers Association and 48 other state bankers associations said last week in a letter to House and Senate leaders. The Credit Card …

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  • September 20, 2023

    CFPB sets annual Truth in Lending threshold adjustments

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has announced the 2024 dollar amounts for the annual threshold adjustments for Regulation Z, which implements the Truth in Lending Act. For open-end consumer credit plans under TILA, the threshold that triggers requirements to disclose minimum interest charges will remain unchanged at $1 in 2024. For Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act loans, the adjusted …

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  • September 15, 2023

    OBA schedules Oktoberfest Golf Tournament

    Show off your golfing skills or simply join your banking peers as a social registrant at the 2023 OBA Oktoberfest Golf Tournament on Oct. 23 at River Oaks Golf Club in Edmond. The tournament fee is $150 and the registration deadline is Oct. 20. The tournament will begin with registration and lunch. Immediately following the tournament, we will hold an …

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Jeremy Cowen

Jeremy Cowen, Senior Vice President/Communications

Email: jeremy@oba.com      |      Phone: Ext. 113

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.