Stop Porch Pirates from Ruining Your Holidays

Thursday, October 24 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

More consumers are shopping online than ever before. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, e-commerce sales grew nine times faster than traditional brick & mortar store sales between 1998 and 2017, and that rate of growth continues. 

With Cyber Monday coming soon, everyone will be getting more items in the mail. In fiscal year 2018, Postal Inspectors arrested almost 2,500 suspects for theft of the mail and packages. These “porch pirates” are very crafty. They often know the delivery routes for shipping services, and will follow delivery trucks waiting for the right moment to swoop in and steal packages.

Here are some basic tips that you can take to protect your packages and make sure your holidays stay merry!

  • Promptly pickup mail. Try not to leave letters and packages in your mailbox or at your door for any length of time.
  • Deposit mail close to pickup time. Deposit outgoing mail into collection boxes before the last collection or inside your local Post Office.
  • Inquire about overdue mail. If you do not receive a check, credit card, or other valuable mail you’re expecting, contact the sender as soon as possible and inquire about it.
  • Don't send cash. Be careful about what you send. Don’t risk sending cash in the mail.
  • Arrange for prompt pickup. If you cannot be home to receive a package, make another arrangement or use the USPS “Hold Mail Service”.
  • Use Hold for Pickup. When shipping packages, use the “Hold for PickUp” option, and the recipients can collect the package at their local Post Office.
  • Use a package tracker app. Most major shipping services provide an app. Some offer real-time tracking of your package, so you can be sure to be at home when your package is delivered.


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We Heard You! Arvest Go App Gets an Update

Thursday, October 24 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Great news for Arvest Go mobile app users: We listened to your feedback and we’ve made updates to our app accordingly!

Arvest Bank is excited to announce three new customer-requested capabilities within the Arvest Go app, all of which you can learn more about below…  Please remember that if your phone doesn’t automatically update your apps, you may need to manually update the new version of Arvest Go

Arvest Go Gets Sideways

Tablet users will be glad to know Arvest Go now offers landscape orientation. This new tablet optimization feature allows users to take advantage of their full screen while using Arvest Go.

There’s a Memo for That

Need to add or edit a memo to a specific transaction? Arvest Go users can now do that, and the memos also are searchable within the ‘Transactions’ tab.

Additionally, memos added or edited in Arvest Go also appear in Arvest’s Online Banking with BlueIQ. Likewise, memos added or edited in Online Banking with Blue IQ will appear in Arvest Go.

Search Goes Global

Arvest Go users have been able to search in the app using ‘date’ and ‘field’ filters. While that capability remains intact, users also now have the ability to search without using a filter. We believe this new enhanced global search will result in a quicker, simpler experience for many of our customers.

Any Questions?

Please know we continuously monitor Arvest Go users’ feedback, as well as the newest technology trends, and will proceed with further updates when appropriate.

If you have a question about any of these current updates – or any Arvest Bank product or service – we encourage you to visit with an associate at your local branch, send us a secure message via Arvest Go or call us at (866) 952-9523.

Note: For an optimal experience with Arvest Go, please ensure you are running the most current operating system on your device. The Arvest Go app requires at least Apple iOS 9 or Android 5 Lollipop to run.


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Waldron Public Schools Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Tuesday, October 22 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Waldron Public Schools will have the opportunity to purchase a new photo identification printer thanks to a $2,600 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced at the Waldron Elementary School on Oct.11. Debra Fuller, Keith Slater, Teresa Carnahan, and Shelley Buckles of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

“Waldron Public Schools is honored to have community partners to support our school system,” said Ryan Walker, principal for Waldron Elementary School and ABC/First Step Daycare. “With the donation from the Arvest Foundation, all faculty and staff will have photo identification badges, which will help increase the safety on all campuses.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation, particularly because it will help increase school safety,” Buckles said. “This donation is one of several we have made in the area, and we hope it reflects the foundation’s ongoing commitment to education and the children of Waldron.”

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Arvest Experience Lab Hosts NWA Tech Summit Panels

Monday, October 21 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is a proud participant in the 2019 Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit, which runs Oct. 20-23.

Specifically, we will host four panel discussions on Day 3 – Tuesday, Oct. 22 – of the summit. Both will be held at the Arvest Experience Lab near downtown Bentonville.

Two of the discussions will include Arvest representatives. Angie Garrett, executive director of digital innovation and strategic analysis at Arvest, will be one of the presenters in the “What’s Next After Next?” Q&A session built around building smarter communities. The session runs from 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Additionally, Arvest commercial banker Kelly Carlson will participate in a session led by RevUnit. The session, which will run from 2:35-3:35 p.m., will look at how the digital strategy and product studio is helping enterprise workforces leverage technology to #WorkBetter. Carlson will explain how Arvest supports the tech space and startups within our footprint.

Additional Arvest representatives will be on hand as well, and will be available to answer questions, offer advice or share ideas with event attendees. As a community catalyst for innovation of business growth – and a strong supporter of small business – we are proud to work with the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Cox Communications and other sponsors of the summit to uncover innovative solutions to common business challenges and help demonstrate how technology can power change for business of all kinds.

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Arvest Wealth Management Names Randolph Regional Manager

Thursday, October 10 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Josh Randolph has been named Arvest Wealth Management regional manager in Bartlesville, Okla.

Randolph, who most recently served as an Arvest Wealth Management senior regional investment officer, has 25 years of industry experience. In his new role, Randolph’s responsibilities include market management, sales development, growth of retail bank investment/trust sales opportunities, personal trust growth, generation of new business, and management of the assigned Arvest Wealth Management regional team.

“This promotion is well-deserved,” said Kyle Hubbard, president for Arvest Bank in Bartlesville. “Josh’s track record speaks for itself, and his experience and expertise will be a benefit not just for the bank, but more importantly, our customers.”

Randolph earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University. He also has obtained CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification, the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation and Chartered Financial Consultant® designation.

Among other civic endeavors, Randolph is a board member at Spirit Church, a member of Leadership Bartlesville Class XIV, and a past board member for Elder Care, the Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation. He lives in Bartlesville with his wife, Jodi, and their three children.

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