The reviving Oklahoma banking industry has become a magnet for interstate acquirers.
Just two weeks ago, Ohio's Bank One Corp. struck a deal to enter the territory. Both st. Louis-based Boatmen's Bancshares Inc. and Wichita, Kan.-based Fourth Financial Corp. are building statewide operations in Oklahoma. And other banks in Oklahoma. And other banks in Arkansas and Missouri are known to be scouting the state's fragmented banking market.