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    June 2017


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: A visit with the chairman ...
    • HMDA data collection builds issues for banks
    • Bank earnings continue to improve

     

    May 2017


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Tempered optimism, banker unity on display
    • Dodd-Frank Act misfires in assisting consumers 

     

    April 2017


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Working together ...
    • Short-form call Report available for banks’ use
    • OBA convention set for Norman in late May

     

    March 2017


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Optimistic? Yes, but ...
    • Salina supporter
    • Bank performance remained strong throughout 2016

     

    February 2017


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Peace through strength
    • Texas Bankers, IBAT sue over ADA claim
    • Bankers’ Night Out programs ready for spring

     

    January 2017


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Away we go!
    • Clarification on ADA website compliance problem
    • Women In Banking program set for March

     

    December 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Merry Christmas
    • Oklahoma banks show continued profitability signs

     

    November 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Well ...
    • Republicans, Trump take presidency; keep Senate, House
    • Brewing up success 

     

    October 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Getting closer to THE day
    • Banks being targeted for website violations
    • Friends of Traditional Banking backing three candidates

     

    September 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Gearing up
    • Oklahoma banks look good in latest numbers

     

    August 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Counting down to Nov. 8
    • Preliminary numbers show Oklahoma banks still performing well

     

    July 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Mid-year update: Not much to report
    • Hensarling introduces regulatory reform bill
    • Simpler capital ratios as TBTF fix

     

    June 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Testifying on Capitol Hill
    • OBA president testifies on over-regulation

     

    May 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: BWU – something else to think about
    • Garnishment bill heads to governor
    • Regulatory Feedback Initiative: We want you!

     

    April 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: It’s a mess
    • Hoenig reg relief proposal gains traction with bankers
    • OBA convention ready for Tulsa in late May

     

    March 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: What in the world ... ?
    • TAILOR Bill advances to U.S. House floor
    • Oklahoma banks again set earnings record

     

    February 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: They’re back!
    • Eufaula tragedy sparks talk on OBA program
    • Senior Management Conference ready for early April appearance

     

    January 2016


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Not the gold mine, but the ...
    • Starting over ...
    • Mixed results in first session, 114th Congress

     

    December 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Merry Christmas!
    • Third quarter numbers show continued earnings successes for Oklahoma banks
    • Oklahoma bankers make waves in reg relief petition
    • Bank of America aids Oklahoma City art scene

     

    November 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Angry? Frustrated? Who, me?
    • ABA consumer survey: Retailers should improve data protection

     

    October 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Window is closing
    • Washington Visit enables bankers to voice concerns
    • Survey: Most Americans pay zero for bank service 

     

    September 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Out of shadows: More than Congress to worry about
    • Second quarter results optimistic for industry

     

    August 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Some progress (maybe) on regulatory reform
    • Dropping in
    • ABA survey: Regulatory burden limiting bank products, services
    • Fed dividends tapped by highway trust fund 

     

    July 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: SCOTUS: disparate impact ... and the ECOA?
    • Lane changer
    • Cybersecurity assessment tool released by FFIEC

     

    June 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Now the hard part begins
    • CFPB issues statement on TRID enforcement
    • House committee announces support for measure to aid main street banks

     

    May 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Is banking ‘model’ broken?
    • Time grows short for banking action from Washington
    • Credit unions at it again: How will banks respond?
    • Historical hotel

     

    April 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Regulators know we are watching
    • OBA CEO recognized for ‘Excellence in Advocacy'
    • OBA Convention coming quickly
    • Capitol crew

     

    March 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Now comes the fun part
    • Oklahoma banks set earnings mark during past year
    • Harvard report says small banks suffer under regulatory avalanche since 2010

     

    February 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Year of the goat
    • Bank economists foresee positive growth for 2015
    • OBA senior management conference set for April

     

    January 2015


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Hope, optimism, change in 2015
    • Falling oil prices fuel bankers’ mounting economic concerns
    • Dates set for spring Regional Updates

     

    December 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Red tape relief or bust
    • Oklahoma banks continue showing positive earnings
    • Cyber threat continues fraud worries

     

    November 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: It’s a new ball game
    • Senate control turns; legislative prospects improve for banks
    • ‘Dot.bank’ becomes reality

     

    October 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: November looms large in world of traditional banks
    • Haskin, Castilla receive honors
    • Southern District national banks continue showing solid growth
    • CFPB eyeing manufactured housing loans

     

    September 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Memories of ‘Missy Kay’
    • Banking account
    • Longtime OBA employee passes
    • Increased earnings highlight FDIC’s quarterly report

     

    August 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: August recess means work for bankers associations
    • FDIC tries to clarify impact of Basel III on Sub ‘S’ banks
    • Too-big-to-fail: Credibility of Living Wills is lacking

     

    July 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: OBA Bylaws, what happens when officer resigns
    • Reg relief effort underway in D.C.
    • Operation ‘Choke Point’ draws fire

     

    June 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Updating legislative matters
    • FDIC quarterly numbers show some mixed results 

     

    May 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Easing community bank regulatory requirements
    • House committee to take up regulatory relief

     

    April 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Capitol Hill today, what it means for banking issues
    • OBA survey confirms negative impact of rules on consumers
    • OBA first vice chairman, board nominees approved

     

    March 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News:Friends of Traditional Banking making difference
    • Data breach inquiry causing push-back
    • OBA’s patent troll bill passes Oklahoma House unanimously

     

    February 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: 'Curiouser and curiouser'
    • State legislative session underway
    • Lawmaker locator

     

    January 2014


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Happy New Year ... I think
    • ABA files suit to block Volcker Rule impact

     

    December 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Kicking the can
    • Upping banks’ ROI with sales, marketing data
    • Oklahoma bank performance remains solid in third quarter

     

    November 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: OBA, ABA, alliance thoughts
    • Emerging Leaders

     

    October 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: It’s a CLEAR – PATH to ... what?
    • Government shutdown: bank regulators open
    • Historical banking account 

     

    September 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Our 2013 Washington Visit goals
    • New FDIC report provides positive news for banks in second quarter profits
    • Survey: Most bank customers pay few fees

     

    August 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Banker priorities, what we’re doing about it
    • Credit union taxation campaign charged up this month by ABA
    • Two court decisions deal setback to banks

     

    July 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Top priority for community banks: red tape relief
    • Loan-to-deposit ratio information released for 2013 by agencies
    • Banks provide helping hand
    • OBA’s Annual Washington visit scheduled

     

    June 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: A couple of things ...
    • Banking matters minimal during legislative session
    • Oklahoma Bankers Foundation helping storm victims 

     

    May 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Need for banker unity: now more than ever
    • Brown-Vitter: TBTF in legislative crosshairs
    • Convention time
    • OBA’s Dodd joins Women’s Hall of Fame

     

    April 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Ending TBTF, break ’em up: not the same thing
    • Affordable Health Care Act has wide-ranging impact
    • Learning legislator
    • Nominees approved for OBA Board seats

     

    March 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Sequester is only latest chapter in politics   
    • Oklahoma banks show record earnings in 2012
    • Consumer champion   

     

    February 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Strategizing for (not-so-faraway?) future
    • Court ruling puts CFPB in spotlight
    • Haskin to serve on FDIC advisory committee

     

    January 2013


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Here we go!
    • Mortgage servicers agree to penalties for missteps
    • Basel Accords to allow some banks four additional years
    • Helping out, cleaning up

     

    December 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Merry Christmas ... but happy New Year?
    • FOTB has impact on 2012 elections
    • State's banks continue strong performance

     

    November 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Now what?
    • Bankers required to give TAG notice
    • Beltway banker
    • CFPB reports on problems, processes, manual

     

    October 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Down to the wire on Basel III
    • OBA gives support to state questions
    • Nights out

     

    September 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: What can bankers expect in 2013?
    • ABA establishes non-profit political fund
    • Sharing the burden
    • Bank earnings more than previous years

     

    August 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Basel III – concerns are growing
    • ABA, ICBA to Congress: extend TAG Program
    • Extension of comment period on Basel needed

     

    July 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Basel III: It applies to community banks
    • FDIC continues to duck questions about TAG
    • CFPB issues final rule on privileged info
    • Data redoubt

     

    June 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Compliance Alliance: new service for OBA-member banks
    • Oklahoma banks continue to perform well
    • Frank legislation introduced on claw-back insurance
    • Compliance Alliance started to aid community banks

     

    May 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Fair lending, disparate impact: another thing to worry about
    • CFPB to crack down on fair lending issues
    • Credit union bill momentarily stalled in Senate
    • OBA Regulatory Feedback Initiative continues to grow

     

    April 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: ‘Friends of Traditional Banking’ – What’s it all about?
    • Slate of OBA board nominees announced
    • Ely, Hataway to headline OBA’s 2012 convention

     

    March 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Credit unions working hard to encroach on bankers' turf
    • Treasurer proposes government investment pool
    • Reeling in the years
    • Numbers up for industry in FDIC report

     

    February 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Can we please get on same page?
    • Bankers, regulators battle on exam appeals
    • Camp Gruber looks to banks for chapel help

     

    January 2012


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Election year outlook for banking legislation
    • Difference seen between state's banks, Wall Street
    • 2012 Economic Forum
    • President gives appointment to head CFPB

     

    December 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: December ramblings ...
    • OBAIA resumes insurance role for OBA banks
    • OBA board gives support to CFA bill
    • Backing given to bill creating exams appeals process

     

    November 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: 'Occupy Wall Street': What, me worry?
    • OBA council to review Communities First Act
    • Stopping tragedy before it happens
    • Bristow banker elected as new ABA chairman

     

    October 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: How do you spell (legislative) relief?
    • Bank of America card fee draws political fire
    • Changes to BancInsure announced

     

    September 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Flash mobs, riots, banks ... oh my!
    • Lighting up lobbies
    • Q2 numbers show strength, stability in Oklahoma banks
    • Survey: most bank customers avoid all fees

     

    August 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Fair lending concerns: realizing new normal
    • Former Ohio attorney general tapped for CFPB post
    • Watchful eyes
    • Bristow banker testifies about CFPB position

     

    July 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Musical chairs as transfer date looms large
    • Fed issues final rule on debit card interchange
    • Time for regulatory transparency

     

    June 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Interchange: Down to the wire
    • OBA partners to help with Child ID Program
    • Power switch

     

    May 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Making political noise
    • Supreme Court OKs arbitration agreements 
    • Brokered CDs, core deposits and more ... oh my!

     

    April 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Regulatory feedback initiative ready to launch
    • Bill introduced to delay Durbin Amendment 
    • McDonald will headline OBA’s 2011 convention
    • Nominees selected for OBA Board of Directors

     

    March 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Interchange: Is there some hope ahead?
    • Mr. Kelly goes to Washington 
    • 2011 SMC set for April in Las Vegas

     

    February 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Deluge is beginning ...
    • Reducing regulatory burden piece by piece 
    • Economic educators 
    • Fed to allow CFPB action on proposals

     

    January 2011


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: 112th Congress gaveled in; What's ahead for bankers? 
    • Thompson: Guidance creates unlevel field
    • 2011 Economic Forum 
    • FDIC sets reserve ratio at 2 percent

     

    December 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Foreclosure mess among issues awaiting Congress 
    • FDIC chairman focuses on foreclosure issues
    • State's bankers set bar high in letter-writing
    • OBA Economic Forum set for January

     

    November 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Now the work begins 
    • Fake postal money orders popping up 

     

    October 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Warren: Perhaps light at end of tunnel? 
    • Hoenig to Post: Banks are NOT deadbeats 
    • Elections loom as Congress adjourns session

     

    September 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: There's a lot of work to do before this is over 
    • Oklahoma banks perform better than peers 
    • Charity captive 
    • Internet buzz hypes 1-percent transaction tax
    • SQ 744 equals bad news for Oklahoma

     

    August 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Now what?
    • Financial reform bill signed into law 
    • College professors extol Warren for chief CFPB post 
    • OBA schools begin run in Oklahoma City

     

    July 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Plusses, minuses, unintended consequences 
    • Senate to reconsider conference report 
    • Loan-to-deposit ratios information released by Fed, FDIC, OCC

     

    June 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Done deal or no?
    • Conference decisions to decide reform outcome
    • Chairman change
    • Letter: AARP off base with recent article 

     

    May 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Making our rationale clear 
    • Senate debate starts on financial reform package
    • Current reform will hurt banks 

     

    April 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: No C.A.V.E. dwellers here 
    • Credit unions pushing for expanded authority 
    • OBA, others, support 'right' financial reform 
    • Credit risk retention requirements in regulatory reform bill

     

    March 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Almost there?
    • Hoenig: Fed's supervisory role should continue 
    • Desert destination
    • SQ 744 – necessary to understand

     

    February 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: State of the union 
    • New Small Business Lending Fund proposed 
    • Economic enlightening 

     

    January 2010


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: 'To be or not to be' 
    • Dodd to retire; Senate taking up reg reform 
    • 2010 Economic Forum
    • Mae, Mac given guarantee gift from Treasury

     

    December 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Into the storm 
    • House takes up massive restructuring bill 
    • Creating massive regulatory bureaucracy is bad idea

     

    November 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Systemic risk, resolution: scourge of community banks 
    • Rep. Frank to banking regulators: back off! 
    • New legislation offers end of 'too-big-to-fail' 
    • Fed declares compensation as safety risk

     

    October 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: What's the cost of opposing CFPA?
    • FDIC fund goes negative; prepaid assessments ordered 
    • BNO programs set during fall at various locales 

     

    September 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: September sentiments – 2009 
    • Edmondson turns his back on state's bankers 
    • Getting word out 
    • Vast majority of Oklahoma banks remain profitable

     

    August 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: 'Banksta' rap
    • Foreclosure issues may lead to bankruptcy cram-down proposal 
    • U.S. House passes bill on compensation 
    • First State Bank of Altus shuts down

     

    July 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Meet Elizabeth Warren 
    • Consumer regulatory proposal submitted 
    • Home sweet office 
    • FDIC proposes to continue TAG component 

     

    June 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Special assessment: example of banker understanding, growth 
    • FDIC special assessment finalized; another coming? 
    • Welcome aboard!
    • Letter: GMAC eyes community bank extinction

     

    May 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Howard Beale inspires bankers 
    • Cram-down amendment defeated in Senate 
    • OBA launches Economic  Update for purchase

     

    April 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Bankers making a difference 
    • Bankers: Traditional banks NOT the problem 
    • Heart of America 
    • Commentary: Will the PPIP go poof? What's at stake?

     

    March 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: ‘NOTHING is over until WE say it is!’
    • FDIC basis point assessment looms large 
    • Economic analyzer 
    • Some questions, answers concering the current economic crisis

     

    February 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Anger management 
    • Mortgage cram-down authority gaining steam 
    • Reaching out 
    • Will package be 'stimulus' for economy? 

     

    January 2009


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: What's your New Year's resolution ... or does it matter? 
    • '09 Senior Management Conference scheduled 
    • Intern Program gearing up for another round 
    • Banks need to fill in information when opting in to program

     

    December 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Have you ever wondered? 
    • Results reveal rising problems outside state 
    • Plan announced to strengthen consumer lending 
    • Oklahoma's Thompson named to task force

     

    November 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Troubled assets, guarantee programs: what's up, what's next
    • Rethinking a medium 
    • TARP program raises questions for bankers 
    • FDIC extends deadline for new Program

     

    October 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Now what? 
    • Working with women 
    • Congress approves economic rescue package
    • OBA affirms money in bank remains safe

     

    September 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: What are we doing to help?
    • Women in Banking Conference returns! 
    • Fannie, Freddie placed into conservatorship 
    • New look unveiled at OBA.com 

     

    August 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive News: Regardless of what's next, nothing's safer than money in the bank
    • Congress adjourns for August recess 
    • Member bank survey about examinations scheduled for launch
    • Info compiled to aid banks with media, customers

     

    July 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Credit union legislation may be OK 
    • Registration fee waived for '08 Washington Visit 
    • Welcoming new faces

     

    June 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Jack Mildren: banker and Oklahoma icon 
    • Solid legislative session comes to close 
    • Brokered deposits causing concerns for regulators 
    • Farm Credit System tries end-run option

     

    May 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Who's watching ... or counting? 
    • 2008 OBA convention ready to hit Tulsa 
    • Bankers roadblock large credit union'  sleight of hand
    • Regulators to look at overdraft charges

     

    April 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: HB 1804: The good, the bad and the ugly 
    • Senate leaders reach tentative housing accord 
    • Bush Administration proposes reorganizing regulatory structure
    • Teach Children to Save Day set for April appearance

     

    March 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: What's going on in Washington?
    • Midwest Housing Equity Group: what they do 
    • Banking on good health
    • Effort to change bankruptcy rules stalled in Senate

     

    February 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Where's the leadership?
    • Oklahoma Legislature cranks up this month 
    • Entertaining ... enjoyable ... USEFUL!
    • FBI involved in sub-prime meltdown issue

     

    January 2008


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Member survey results – what do they mean?
    • Membership survey confirms OBA priorities 
    • Understanding Membership

     

    December 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Merry Christmas! 
    • Treasury plans sub-prime mortgage assistance 
    • Bandwagon lets OBA hear from member banks 
    • Second Leadership & Management Development Program set

     

    November 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Sub-prime meltdown produces Congressional response
    • CU real estate lending exposes today's reality 
    • Bankers take part in Get Smart About Credit Day events
    • SBA announces loan reform plan

     

    October 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Washington Visit ramblings
    • H.R. 946: Overdraft fees in the crosshairs 
    • Jumping on the Bandwagon

     

    September 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Congress is back – just in time?
    • Subprime lending problems bypass banks 
    • First batch of bankers graduate from program

     

    August 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Roy D. Mercer and a win for the good guys 
    • House strips FCS expansion from Farm Bill 
    • OBA Banker Bandwagon program announced
    • OBA insurance offers portfolio of employee benefits 

     

    July 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Blips on the Horizon
    • ABA, ACB organizations plan merger 
    • New faces, new places 

     

    June 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: First Session reflections
    • First Session produces good results for banks 
    • Bainswest, Inc., joins OBAIA marketing efforts 
    • Governor signs financial literacy measure for students

     

    May 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Horizons ahead
    • 2007 annual convention set for June 11-12 
    • Saving for the future 
    • Bankers nominated for First Vice Chairman, other OBA positions
    • Communities First Act introduced in Congress

     

    April 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Dues drafted this month – why bother? 
    • National Teach Children to Save Day this month 
    • Enhancing skills 
    • 2007 Conference ends successful run in Las Vegas

     

    March 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: March winds, credit unions and other happenings 
    • Financial services jurisdiction asserted over FCS 
    • Bankers optimistic about Oklahoma, local economies 
    • Lucas speaks to bankers during OBA meeting

     

    February 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: First session of Congress underway!
    • FDIC extends moratorium on applications
    • Technological advance 
    • TCTSD returning to give banks chance to assist children

     

    January 2007


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Several new initiatives set to begin this year
    • Democrats, bankers ready for 110th Congress
    • Slowing down a quick change artist 
    • OBA Public Affairs Committees set another fundraising record in 2006

     

    December 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Banking Leadership Program to debut in 2007
    • 2007 legislative program of work finalized
    • GAO report confirms credit unions abuse tax exemptions

     

    November 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Now what?
    • FDIC adopts new premium rates for 2007
    • Legislature's task force on banking powers conclude hearings

     

    October 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Where's the pony?
    • Congress passes minimal red tape relief package
    • Annual Washington D.C. Visit draws good crowd
    • Bankers Night Out set for six locations throughout state

     

    September 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: They're back! But 'nothingness' is most likely
    • Oklahoma banks increase income in second quarter
    • Women in Banking Conference set for early October appearance
    • FDIC seeks comments on ILC issues

     

    August 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Estate taxes, red tape relief in D.C.; uncertainty locally
    • Taking the reins
    • Business relationship exemptions in 'Do Not Fax'
    • Walmex banking application filed with regulators

     

    July 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: July potpourri: convention, insurance and politices
    • Do-not-call scam reaches Oklahoma banks
    • Banking agencies issue host state loan-to-deposit ratios

     

    June 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Four negative votes!
    • Oklahoma – Land of Opportunity
    • Legislative sessions ends; banking interests spared
    • Gauging interest in new health insurance alternative underway  

     

    May 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Bankers score victories, one loss in Legislature 
    • Credit unions, NCUA adopt conversion strategy
    • Teaching kids to save 
    • Red tape relief approved, goes to Senate floor

     

    April 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Credit union advocates fight conversion efforts
    • Recent OCC decisions attacked by realtors 
    • Teach Children to Save Day scheduled for April
    • Bankers Night Out begins tour around Oklahoma in April

     

    March 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Election year makes things interesting
    • Real estate guidance may be problematic
    • Oklahoma Equity Fund presents new, exciting, different opportunity
    • HSA@BancInsure: innovative solution

     

    February 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: We're off!
    • U.S. House clears deposit insurance reform
    • Board member sets sights on Senate
    • Second Session convenes; banking issues attacked early

     

    January 2006


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Gearing up for fun in an election year
    • OkBPAC sets another fundraising record
    • Outstanding unveiling
    • Subchapter S changs added in Katrina package
    • Kansas City weighs in on conversion issues

     

    December 2005


    In this issue

    • Executive Update: Merry Christmas and 'Bring it on!'
    • Deposit insurance reforms looking likely
    • Dreams become reality

     

    November 2005


    In this issue

    • Executive Update: Attitude
    • Bernanke nominated as Greenspan successor
    • Due diligence
    • OBA offering plaques to descendants, banks

     

    October 2005


    In this issue

    • Executive Update: Annual Washington visit, the bankers' agenda and Katrina
    • Get Smart About Credit Day planned for Oct. 20
    • Dodd finalist for Journal-Record recognition
    • Bankers Night Out set for eight sites throughout state

     

    September 2005


    In this issue

    • Executive Update: Are we nuts?
    • Banking regulators focus on Katrina aftermath
    • Constructive conference
    • Credit union conversion case settled in Texas
    • Deferred compensation 409A: Why bankers should really care

     

    August 2005


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Credit union battle comes to The Oklahoman
    • DHS, OBA collaborate on elder fraud Public Service Announcements
    • Key measures introduced, actions taken before recess
    • Bankers' anti-fraud weapon


    July 2005


    In this issue:

    • Executive Update: Summertime Potpourri
    • Governor names "Fraud Awareness Week" in Oklahoma
    • Much more than a pretty face
    • Association leaders

     

    June 2005


    In this issue:

    • A.M. Best commends BancInsure
    • Banking leaders of tomorrow begin internships
    • Checking up on Check 21
    • Executive Update: "Community First" and credit union competition
    • Legislative session sees few changes for banks
    • OBA Convention scheduled for June 2006


    May 2005


    In This Issue...

    • IT security and the Lopez case: potential pitfalls
    • Nichols named chairman at OBA Convention
    • Regulators: BSA zero tolerance policy not true
    • Communities First Act introduced by Rep. Ryun
    • Deposit Insurance Reform passes U.S. House vote

     

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