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Principles of Banking Series Offers Overview of Fundamentals

he OBL has scheduled a new Remote Principles of Banking course to provide an overview of fundamental banking concepts and principles in a convenient instructor-led remote environment that incorporates peer collaboration and individual bank research.


OBL Partners on Banking Law Program

The OBL has again partnered with the Florida Bankers Association and Florida State University College of Law to offer an important degree program for banking professionals. 


2020 Economic Summit

Markets, mortgages and recession risk! Register today for the 2020 Economic Summit, scheduled for Feb. 12 in Columbus. This 11th annual event is expected to once again draw hundreds of bankers, their best commercial and mortgage clients and industry service providers.


Gen Z and Millennials Put Salary and Benefits Above Workplace Perks

Curious how your salaries and benefits match up? The 2019 OBL Bank Compensation & Benefits Survey, compiles the data and practices of the more than 360 midwestern participating financial intuitions (including 65 Ohio banks ranging in size from $23M to nearly $2.5B in assets). 


Recession Potential in the Spotlight

The OBL has scheduled a new one-day event, Combating Recession - Be Prepared Not Scared, on Dec. 3. With some economic indicators beginning to trend downward, the session will put the spotlight on the measures OBL members can take now to best prepare for a downturn.


New Malware Variant Targeting Banks

Federal government analysts have identified new Trojan malware variants used by the North Korean government that could be targeting U.S. banks. 


Annual Meeting to Attract Big Crowd

Time is running out to sign up for the featuring Commander of the USS Cole Kirk Lippold. With more than 300 attendees registered to attend in Columbus on Nov. 6, Book your seat today or risk missing out - Sign Up Today!


2019 Bank Comp & Benefits Survey Results Now Available

The results are in! Order your copy of the 2019 OBL Bank Compensation & Benefits Survey today. This collaborative industry initiative compiles the data from 65 Ohio institutions (ranging in size from $23m to $2.3b in assets). When combined with participants from OBL partner associations in Illinois, Missouri & Iowa, the survey includes numbers from more than 360 Midwestern financial institutions.


OCC, Banking Leader to Head Leading Bankers Bank

United Bankers Bank has announced that Dwight Larsen will become new CEO and President of UBB and its holding company, United Bankers’ Bancorporation, Inc.


OBL Taps Financial Services Veteran to Lead Professional Development Initiatives

Financial services veteran Stephanie Watson has joined the OBL as vice president of professional development. Watson, who has more than 20 years of experience in banking and insurance, will lead the OBL’s banker professional development initiatives focusing on refining the Association’s robust banker education offerings.