Post Your Benton County Fair Pics for a Chance to Win

Friday, August 04 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We always have a great time out at the Benton County Fair! Why not share the fun you’re having with your friends?!

We’re running a contest Aug. 8-9, 2017, so we can keep the good times rolling into the fair weekend.

Post a picture on Facebook and/or Instagram of yourself, family member or a friend at the Benton County Fair and tag it with #arvestfairfun for a chance to win an Arvest feed bucket with Arvest goodies and a couple of arm bands for rides and other fair fun on Friday, Aug. 11…all inside the bucket!

Two winners on Facebook and one winner on Instagram will win an Arvest feed bucket containing an Arvest “Life is Better with Cows Around” t-shirt, Under Armour hat, stainless steel coffee mug, water bottle, and two arm bands for Midway rides on Friday night! To be eligible to win, Facebook and Instagram posts need to be public when winners are selected on Aug. 10, 2017. Entrants are only eligible to win one of the three prizes.

Post as many times as you want! We’ll see you out at the fairgrounds.

Don’t forget! Arvest is sponsoring entry to the Benton County Fair for everyone on Wednesday, Aug. 9. Come out and have a great time; courtesy of your friends at Arvest.

For more information about what’s going on out at the Benton County Fair, visit www.bentoncountyfairar.org*.

Arvest associates and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Immediate family is defined as any spouse, parent, child or sibling, along with any other family member living in the Arvest associate’s home.

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

 

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Community Support
 

Arvest Bank Surpasses $1B Mortgage Mark for 15th Consecutive Year

Tuesday, August 01 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank announced today that its mortgage division has originated more than $1 billion in mortgage loans for the 15th year in a row. That includes both purchase-money and refinance loans. This is the earliest the bank has reached the $1 billion mark since 2013, indicating a strong real estate market in the communities the bank serves.

“We are honored that our customers choose Arvest for their mortgage business, both when purchasing a home and in situations when our low rates provide them the opportunity to refinance and improve their financial position,” said Steven Plaisance, president and chief executive officer of Arvest’s mortgage division. “The majority of loans we are issuing are purchase-money loans, which is a healthy sign for our markets, and rates are still very good.”

Arvest reached the $1 billion mark almost a month sooner than it did last year. As of July 24, Arvest had closed a total of 5,696 loans with a total loan value of $1,004,913,837. In 2016, the bank reached the $1 billion mark on Aug. 19.

“The housing market is very robust, with record home sales in some areas and certainly competitive lending rates,” said Plaisance. “Consumer confidence has been strong and that’s certainly reflected in the mortgage industry.”

This is the fourth consecutive year in which purchase-money loans account for more of Arvest’s total mortgage loan volume than refinances. Through July 24, purchase-money loans accounted for 64 percent of the company’s total loan volume. That’s up from 58 percent in 2016. 

“The continued year-over-year increase in purchase-money activity in our markets is yet another strong indicator of the health of those local economies,” Plaisance said.

Through July 24 of this year, Arvest made 3,687 purchase-money loans with a volume of $645,467,279. That’s up from 3,390 loans and $555,367,905 in volume compared to year-to-date totals on July 24, 2016.

Arvest’s overall volume of $1,004,913,837 – on 5,696 loans as of July 24, 2017 – is up from $860,630,640 on 5,360 loans as of July 24, 2016. That’s a 16.8 percent increase compared to the same time last year.

The average loan size at Arvest as of July 24 for this year also increased, compared to the same period last year, from $160,565 to $176,424, reflecting improving values in the real estate market.

Arvest is unique among most local lenders in that it services 99 percent of its mortgage loans, meaning that customers make their payments to Arvest and work directly with Arvest for any needs after their loan closes.

Tags: Arkansas, Kansas, Lending and Financing, Missouri, Mortgage, Oklahoma, Press Release
 

Kansas City Market Welcomes McNeill

Friday, July 28 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Kenton McNeill in its Greater Kansas City market.

McNeill, who has worked in a variety of roles during a 30-year banking career, will serve as vice president and an Arvest Private Banking advisor. Arvest Private Banking provides clients unlimited access to a team of experienced professionals offering integrated advice in all areas of financial management.

Among McNeill’s duties, he will analyze and develop wealth management strategies for private banking clients to help them reach their financial goals. He will be based at the Arvest branch at 911 NE Sam Walton in Lee’s Summit, Mo., and serve consumers throughout Greater Kansas City.

“We are thrilled to add Kenton’s expertise to our team,” said Amy Morbeck, Arvest Private Banking manager for Greater Kansas City. “He has a vast array of experience, a great attitude, and is dedicated to providing personalized service to our customers.”

A native of Greater Kansas City, McNeill has held leadership roles in a number of community, professional, and nonprofit organizations, including Rock the Cure KC, Banker’s Institute, the American Club Association, Leadership Lenexa, the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day parade committee and numerous area chambers of commerce.

Tags: Associates, Kansas City
 

Baldwin Promoted in Oklahoma City

Thursday, July 27 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Hunter Baldwin has been promoted in its Oklahoma City market.

Baldwin, a former U.S. Army Airborne Infantryman, will serve as an Arvest Wealth Management associate client advisor. As such, he will assist in the development of client relationships and financial planning, among other responsibilities.

Baldwin has worked at Arvest for three years, serving as a financial sales representative, retail lender and licensed banker. He will be based at the Arvest branch at 1051 S. Cornwell Drive in Yukon.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in business economics, Baldwin currently is training for Series 7 and Series 66 licensing. Additionally, he holds an American Bankers Association (ABA) Universal Banker Certificate and ABA Personal Banker Certificate, as well as an Oklahoma insurance license.

Baldwin is an active member of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, among other civic endeavors. He and his wife, Britney, live in Moore.

Tags: Associates, Oklahoma City
 

3 Join Private Banking Team in Springdale, Ark.

Wednesday, July 26 at 10:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has added three members to its Arvest Private Banking staff in Springdale, Ark.

Katie Robinson, Matt Potter and Ray Ford have been promoted to Arvest Private Banking roles after serving the bank in varying capacities.

“We are excited to add these associates to Arvest Private Banking in Springdale,” Arvest Private Banking manager Mary Pedersen said. “We have had a need to expand and our Private Banking team with the growth of Springdale and our surrounding communities. With the experience this group brings, we can deliver the level of service our high net worth clients need. This is a move we’re confident will be fantastic for the bank and our customers.”

Robinson, vice president and Arvest Private Banking advisor, has been at Arvest since 2004, working in branch management and Arvest’s Treasury Management team. In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Oklahoma State University, she is a graduate of the Leadership Fayetteville Class XXVI and the Walton Institute.

A current member of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Robinson also has been actively involved with Fayetteville Public Schools and Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, among other civic endeavors. Additionally, she was named a member of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal’s 2013 Forty Under 40 class. She and her husband, Kirk, have two children and attend Central United Methodist Church in Fayetteville.

Like Robinson, Potter will serve as an Arvest Private Banking advisor, analyzing and developing wealth management strategies for private banking clients, based on the client’s individual financial goals. Potter specifically serves physicians, executives and retirees.

Potter has worked at Arvest since 2006 and served in a variety of roles, including as a credit analyst and as part of Arvest’s Treasury Management team. Potter earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration, both at Missouri State University.

Potter and his wife, Amanda, live in Springdale with their son. They are active members of Cross Church. Additionally, Potter has held leadership roles at Rotary International and also the United Way of the Ozarks.

Ford will serve as an Arvest Private Banker, focusing on building relationships with customers and developing wealth management strategies based on specific needs and goals of individual clients. He has worked in a variety of roles at Arvest since 2010, including customer service, financial services, treasury management and wealth management.

Ford holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Arkansas and is involved in various community activities in both Springdale and Fayetteville. He and his wife, Tiffany, live in Fayetteville.

This blog was updated on July 27.

Tags: Associates, Springdale, Treasury Management

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