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Ohio's Mortgage Delinquency Rate Vastly Improves

Ninety day residential mortgage delinquencies in Ohio have fallen to 1.2 percent -- down from a high of 3.8 percent in the financial crisis -- according to new CFPB metric report. Short term delinquencies of between 30 to 89 days are at 2.1 percent, down from 4.1 percent.


Business Financial Statements: New Session Scheduled!

 The OBL has scheduled a new session with leading banking educator Jeff Judy to give bankers the inside track on Understanding Financial Statements.  


Annual Meeting on Target to Hit Capacity

Nearly 350 OBL members and guests have already signed up for this year's Annual Meeting, scheduled for Nov. 9 in Columbus. In what is set to be another record crowd, bankers will hear from retail icon Howard Behar and Buckeye legend Bobby Carpenter.


OBL Inks Financial Literacy Partnership

The OBL has signed an agreement to manage statewide financial literacy coalition Ohio Jump$tart. The organization is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational initiative that brings together like-minded groups to work collectively and collaboratively to advance financial literacy among high school students.


Veteran Regulator Joins Division

Ingrid E. White is being appointed to the position of Deputy Superintendent of Banks within the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, effective November 13.


Space Filling Up Fast at Premier Industry Event

OBL members are encouraged to sign up for this year's Joint Convention today or risk missing out. Hotel space at the event, scheduled for Oct. 12-15 in Asheville N.C., has already sold out and two additional room blocks have been secured at nearby hotels. Reservations can be made at the OBL website.


Compensation Survey Results Now Available

Results from the 2017 Bank Compensation & Benefits Survey, reflecting the insights of 87 Ohio financial institutions as well as an additional 203 institutions from Illinois and Missouri, are now available.


Limited Commercial Lender Talent Pool drives Compensation

 A recent Bank Director survey of executives and directors found 43% say their bank is willing to pay highly for talented commercial lenders but the same percentage say there aren’t enough talented commercial lenders in their market.


Strategic Options in Focus at New Event

The OBL has scheduled a new Strategic Options Conference on Sept. 7 in Columbus to give members the skills to navigate the current M&A environment, with an emphasis on the tools needed to remain independent, viable community banks.


Attendance Up at Women in Banking Event

Attendance at the 2017 OBL Women in Banking Conference – the only event designed to inspire and empower women bankers across the state - is trending up this year.  Join more than 200 female bankers on Aug. 25 at the Hilton Columbus at Polaris -  a fantastic venue that should facilitate some great learning, networking and personal growth.