Shred Event in Fayetteville, Ark., Nov. 19

Thursday, October 27 at 02:15 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
We're providing customers a chance to shred personal documents. Bring your documents to the Arvest Bank at 2389 N. College Ave., Fayetteville, Ark. 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. Customers in line by 11 a.m. will not be turned away; they will be able to have their documents shredded. 
“We get numerous requests for shredding services throughout the year,” said Karen Gray, vice president and marketing manager of Arvest Bank in Fayetteville. “We want to offer a safe and convenient way for customers to dispose of personal documents without exposing them to identify theft.”
Document drop off will be limited to five boxes per household. Staples and/or paper and binder clips do not need to be removed from documents for shredding. 
However, papers do need to be removed from 3-ring binders as binders cannot be shredded. Cardboard, plastic, computer discs and CDs also cannot be shredded. Papers do need to be separated from other trash items, such as electronics and household trash. 
Anyone with commercial documents and/or more than five boxes of documents may call Shred-It at (800) 697-4733 for commercial purge services.  

Tags: Arkansas, Community Support, Fayetteville

Arvest Bank Adds Another 2016 Honor

Wednesday, October 26 at 01:15 PM
Category: Arvest News named* Arvest the “Best Southern Customer-Focused Bank” as part of its 2016 regional bank awards.

LOWELL, Ark. – Arvest Bank is ending 2016 the same way it began the year – by gratefully accepting industry recognition for excellence.

The most recent accolade comes from, which named Arvest the “Best Southern Customer-Focused Bank” as part of its 2016 regional bank awards. gave Arvest an “A” rating, citing its extensive branch network, extended hours and high levels of transparency, among other factors.

The recognition from follows a pair of honors Arvest received in January. The January issue of Consumer Reports magazine included a list of the top traditional banks in the nation, and Arvest came in at No. 8. The magazine polled more than 49,000 of its readers to gauge their satisfaction level with their bank and Arvest received a score of 87, only four points behind top-ranked Frost Bank.

Later that month, GOBankingRates included Arvest’s Free Blue™ checking account as one of the nation’s “10 Best Checking Accounts of 2016.” GOBankingRates, a consumer-focused website on personal finance, based its measurement criteria on annual percentage yield, minimum deposit, monthly maintenance fee, nonsufficient funds (NSF) fee and minimum balance required to avoid fees.

Arvest believes all of these honors demonstrate its model of great service, convenient hours and locations, superior products and cutting-edge technologies is well-received by customers.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Award, Press Release

Arvest ATMs Read Chip-enabled Cards

Tuesday, October 25 at 09:30 AM
Category: Arvest News

All Arvest Bank ATMs now read chip-enabled debit cards. The ATMs’ physical appearance has not changed, but the process to conduct transactions has changed slightly.

Now your debit card will remain in the ATM during your transaction. The ATM will eject your debit card before cash is dispensed or after the completion of a balance inquiry, transfer or deposit. If you want to conduct another transaction, you will need to reinsert your debit card. 

For your protection, if you forget your debit card in the ATM, then the ATM will capture the card, and it will be destroyed by the bank, rather than be left in the dip reader. If you have left your debit card at an Arvest ATM, please contact your local branch or call customer service at (866) 952-9523 to order a new card.

If you have questions about chip-enabled debit cards, check out our frequently asked questions. If you need ATM assistance, please call (866) 952-9523. 

Blog updated by Blog Admin on 10/25/16 to reflect ATM changes are now here.

Tags: ATM, Technology

Friday Financial Forum Oct.28 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, October 25 at 05:40 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla.*

This week our featured speakers will be Oklahoma State Sen. John Ford, State Rep. Earl Sears and State Rep. Travis Dunlap who will be presenting information for the seven state questions appearing on the upcoming Nov. 8 general election ballot.  

Sen. John Ford was elected to the State Senate in November 2004, and re-elected without opposition in 2008 and 2012, and due to term limits, he is serving his final term. Sen. Ford has been involved with a wide range of policy initiatives, ranging from issues impacting aging citizens to his advocacy for Oklahoma’s children and excellence in education. He has received many accolades resulting from his dedication and tireless service to District 29 and the citizens of his home town of Bartlesville. Sen. Ford and his wife, Mary, reside in Bartlesville and are the proud grandparents of four 10-year-old grandchildren!

Rep. Earl Sears was elected to the House of Representatives in 2006, following retirement from a 32-year career in education as a teacher and administrator in his hometown of Bartlesville. He has run unopposed in the general elections to date. Rep. Sears has worked successfully on a variety of issues facing his constituents in District 11, as well as showing his commitment to the state of Oklahoma with his leadership in serving as the chair of the Appropriations and Budget Committee and Joint Appropriations and Budget Committee. Rep. Sears and his wife, Jane, reside in Bartlesville.

Rep. Travis Dunlap was elected to his first term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2014, representing District 10 constituents in Nowata, Osage and Washington counties. Rep. Dunlap has been instrumental in advocating successfully for issues facing District 10 and being an important liaison with information on progress of policy initiatives affecting his constituents and the state as a whole. He currently serves as vice chair of the Environmental Law Committee and serves on the A & B Human Services, Economic Development, Commerce and Real Estate, and Tourism and International Relations Committees. Rep. Dunlap and his wife, Sophie, reside in Bartlesville.

What you can also expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. John Ford, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap) 
  • News: "The Scoop"  all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank) 
  • Stock Report & Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Wealth Management, and Sonya Reed***, Arvest Wealth Management
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Each week brings a few surprises! Invite a friend to enjoy delicious homemade cookies and hear about what’s going on in the Bartlesville area. If you have any questions or would like to be included on the invitation email list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

**Josh Randolph - Oklahoma Insurance License #122041

***Sonya Reed-  Oklahoma Insurance License # 111796 

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma

Operation Christmas Child Boxes Available in North Central Arkansas

Monday, October 24 at 06:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank and North Central Arkansas Operation Christmas Child have teamed together to provide empty shoeboxes for anyone packing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child. The goal of this project is to provide gifts for children impacted by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease.   

Shoeboxes are available at Arvest Bank branches in Mountain Home, Harrison and Yellville, Ark. Once filled, drop the shoebox off Nov. 14-21 at a local drop off center. To find the drop off center nearest you, go to Samaritan's Purse*, click “Drop-Off Locations” and enter your zip code.

For more information about North Central Arkansas Operation Christmas Child, contact Jerry Strobel, area director for OCC, at (870) 404-7115. 

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.
Tags: Arkansas, Charitable Giving, North Central Arkansas

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