Arvest Trust Announces Rooker Hiring

Tuesday, November 28 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News
Industry Veteran to Serve as Chief Fiduciary & Risk Officer
 
Arvest Wealth Management is pleased to announce Chris Rooker has joined Arvest Trust. 
 
Rooker will serve as Arvest Trust’s chief fiduciary & risk officer. His primary job responsibilities include providing leadership and guidance to the Arvest Trust compliance team in the areas of fiduciary law, policies and procedures, audit, and business model development.
 
Rooker joins Arvest Wealth Management after most recently working at BOK Financial (BOK), where he served as the national fiduciary executive and managing director of specialty assets for BOK.
 
“With Chris’ 10 years of prior experience, he will bring a wealth of knowledge to our team in the areas of trust, litigation, audit, and regulatory compliance,” Arvest Trust president Donny Rogers said.
 
Rooker also previously worked at Southwestern Bank & Trust Company and Bank of America. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma, as well as a law degree from Southern Methodist University.
 
Rooker is based in Tulsa, where he lives with his three children.
 
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.
 
About Arvest Wealth Management
Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investment products and services provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Wealth Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by insurance companies. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.
 
Tags: Associates
 

Arvest Bank Announces Musslewhite Hiring

Sunday, November 19 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Former Realtor Heavily Involved in Community

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Clint Musslewhite as its mortgage loan manager.

Musslewhite comes to Arvest from Keller Williams Realty, where he has worked for the last five-plus years since moving to Bartlesville. In his new role, Musslewhite will provide direction to Arvest Bartlesville’s mortgage division in addition to being responsible for the generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of real estate loans. He will be based at the Arvest branch located at 100 SE Frank Phillips Blvd.
 
“Clint comes to us with a very strong background in management, marketing and sales,” Arvest executive vice president and loan manager David Nickel said. “He will be a great addition to our already great mortgage team.”
 
While at Keller Williams Realty, Musslewhite provided leadership for many of the company’s community service initiatives, including local service projects and Bartlesville Public School District teacher tailgate events. Additionally, he currently serves as a board member for the Bartlesville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bartlesville Civic Ballet and Ray of Hope Advocacy Center.
 
Prior to moving to Bartlesville, Musslewhite spent 15 years in marketing and operations roles for his alma mater, Baylor University, and two Minor League Baseball franchises. He also has done announcing work for the Tulsa 66ers, Tulsa Shock, Baylor University, Georgetown University and Texas Christian University.
 
Musslewhite and his wife, Stephanie, live in Bartlesville with their three children. In addition to serving as the emcee for numerous local charity events in the Bartlesville area, Musslewhite is the stadium announcer for the Bartlesville High School football team and occasionally the Tulsa Drillers.
 
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.
 

 

Tags: Bartlesville
 

Arvest Visa® Gift Card Notice

Friday, November 10 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News
After March 31, 2018, Arvest Visa® Gift Cards will no longer be supported and you will no longer be able to use them to make purchases. 
 
If you still have a balance left on your prepaid gift card, the following options are available:
  1. Spend any remaining balance on your card before March 31. (Keep in mind, these cards can be used for purchases everywhere that Visa® debit cards are accepted.) 
  2. You can visit an Arvest branch to get the remaining balance off of your card. You must have the card number in order for an associate to issue a cashier’s check with the remaining balance. (There is no fee for this cash out option.)

You may check your balance online here or call (877) 618-2648 for a balance inquiry. The card transaction history will also be available.

If you have additional questions about this change, please call customer support at (866) 952-9523.
 
Tags: Gift Cards
 

6 Secrets to Avoiding a Post-Holiday Empty Wallet

Friday, November 10 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Making it through the holidays with your budget intact may at first sound unattainable; however, with planning and a little effort, it is possible.

As we approach the busy holiday shopping season, here are a few tips to get the most out of the festivities while ensuring that your post-holiday wallet isn’t bare. After all, ‘tis the season to have it all! You shouldn’t have to sacrifice fun and relaxing holiday experiences with your friends and family because of budget restrictions.

1. Get Organized 

Find out how much you have in your budget to spend on gifts, cards, decorations, food, travel and events this holiday season. Make lists and set a budget. Keep track and hold yourself accountable. 

2. Enjoy Free Events

Love to go caroling or see your downtown covered in lights? Many of these types of events are free and open to the public. Check your town’s online calendar of events and social media for budget-friendly holiday activities.

3. Think Beyond Traditional Gifts

Consider less traditional gifts to save money this season. Experiences, scrapbooks, babysitting offers and baked goods are good options. What about redeeming gift cards or items from any of your rewards programs as no-cost presents to hand out to loved ones? You could also organize a volunteer day with your friends and family, donating time to help improve your local community. If gifts are a must, consider implementing a gift swap or draw names. 

4. Plan for a Potluck

If you are planning a holiday gathering, consider hosting a potluck-style meal with each attendee bringing a different dish. Keep a list of what everyone is bringing so that you avoid duplicate dishes. You can create a customized online sign-up at perfectpotluck.com.*

5. Look for Discounts on Travel

Travel can be a huge holiday expense. Look for discounts on airfare and bus tickets. Sign up for email alerts from your favorite transportation providers! According to a study by cheapair.com*, if you are traveling for the holidays, you are generally better off booking your flights early to snag the lowest fares. You may also be able to make it home for the holidays by redeeming your credit card rewards points.

6. Earn Rewards Points

You can also maximize earning on your holiday spending with rewards points and promotions that are available during the holidays and into the New Year. For example, new Arvest Flex Rewards™ Credit Card customers can earn up to 10,000 bonus points (a $100 value) in your first three months using the card. This offer is good for new cards until Dec. 31, 2017. Plus, for new and current card holders, Arvest is giving customers the opportunity to earn DOUBLE their points for every $500 they spend up to $2,000 from Nov. 1, 2017 until Jan. 31, 2018. For any additional spend beyond $2,000, customers would still continue to earn the standard base level of 1 point for every $1 spent as part of the Arvest Flex Rewards™ program. You can visit your local Arvest branch or call (866)952-9523 to learn more! Be sure to keep track of your credit card spending and pay off the balance each month to maximize your earning potential.

We hope these tips help you to cut costs this holiday season, so you can spend less time worrying about your spending and more time enjoying your friends and family. 

The views of this article are for general information use only. Please contact and speak with a subject expert or your banker when specific advice is needed.

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

 

 

Tags: Credit Cards, Financial Education
 

Tutt Joins Arvest Bank Mortgage Team in Benton

Wednesday, November 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Mary F. Tutt has been hired as a mortgage loan officer.

Tutt will be based out of Benton. Among other responsibilities, Tutt will qualify customers for mortgage financing and meet with builders, realtors, financial planners and other entities to help create new business.
 
A Memphis native, Tutt has more than 30 years of industry experience. She moved to Arkansas in 2005, after she was forced to evacuate her home in Long Beach, Miss., due to Hurricane Katrina.
 
“We are so excited to welcome Mary to our team in Saline County,” Arvest mortgage manager Eric Cullum said. “Her years of experience will be a great asset to our customers, and we look forward to her helping us continue to grow in this area.”
 
Tutt lives in Malvern.
 
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC
Tags: Arkansas, Associates

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