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Join Ohio Bankers, OBL Staff at Pre-Bankers Day Open House

The Ohio Bankers League is holding an Open House at OBL HQ on Wednesday, March 15. The Open House will begin at 4:30 p.m. and feature refreshments, light hors d'oeuvres and door prizes.


Record Crowd for D.C. Fly-in

More than 100 Ohio bankers will be in Washington D.C. next week to advocate for right-sizing bank regulation, fairer taxation in financial services and other banking industry priorities at the annual OBL D.C. Fly-in.


Mnuchin Confirmed as Treasury Secretary

The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Steven Mnuchin as U.S. Treasury secretary on Monday, following partisan squabbles surrounding his nomination. The upper chamber approved Mnuchin by a 53-47 vote, largely along party lines.


Progress Continues on Modernization Bill

Companion House and Senate Bills (HB 35 and SB 29) that will modernize the bank statute in Ohio to create a "universal charter" and eliminate duplicative and unnecessary regulatory burdens received initial sponsor testimonies this week.


Modernization Bill Introduced in Columbus

A new state banking code modernization bill was introduced this week at the Statehouse after continued OBL advocacy emphasizing the importance of bringing Ohio's banking laws up-to-date.


OBL Launches Grassroots Push Against CU Bill

The OBL has launched an intensive grassroots offensive against the latest state credit unions powers expansion bill - H.B. 415. This week OBL Vice President of State Government Relations Dustin Holfinger urged members to use the OBL Online Grassroots System to contact their state senators and urge them to oppose this legislation


FFIEC Finalizes Consumer Compliance System

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council last week announced the final version of its uniform interagency consumer compliance rating system, more commonly known as the “CC Rating System.


OBL BankServices Endorses Design-Build Firm

OBL BankServices has named 107 year old design/build firm PW Campbell as an endorsed partner for design/build, branding and merchandising and branch transformation services.


Curry Discusses Potential Fintech Charter

The OCC will hold chartered fintech-related nonbanks to the “same high standards” that banks are expected to meet if the agency eventually decides to grant them a charter, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said.


125th Anniversary Celebrated at OBL Annual Meeting

More than 400 OBL members and their guests celebrated the OBL's 125th Anniversary at the association's Annual Meeting in Columbus.