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2020 OBL Ag Lending Conference – Offered Virtually!

Developed with insights from the OBL Ag Lending Committee, the OBL Ag Lending Conference will once again provide a crop of valuable learning and connections to bankers from across the state. The virtual program, offered Thursday & Friday, August 20 & 21 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. daily, features an exciting agenda.


SBA Streamlines PPP Forgiveness Form After OBL Advocacy Campaign

In response to intense advocacy from the OBL and others, the Small Business Administration this morning published a much less onerous three-page “EZ” Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application


Secret Service Investigating Unemployment Benefit Fraud

The U.S. Secret Service has notified the OBL that is investigating an extensive fraud scheme that involves the use of stolen personal information to fraudulently claim state unemployment benefits. Perpetrators apply online with stolen identifying information and direct payment of the benefits to a financial institution or debit account of their choosing.


OBL Supports Efforts to Reopen Ohio Economy

The Ohio Bankers League applauds the efforts of the DeWine Administration to begin reopening Ohio’s economy. Ohioans are ready to get back to work and relaunch our economy.


Update on Garnishment of Stimulus Funds

As previously reported, Attorney General Yost issued a statement on April 13th articulating his office’s position that stimulus funds are exempt from garnishment under Ohio Revised Code 2329.66(A)(12)(d). Under this provision, AG Yost has said that, according to his reading of the law, attachment for court-ordered child support and some cases of spousal support is permitted.


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.