Arvest Bank Announces Giles Hiring

Monday, December 11 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Justin Giles. 

Giles will serve as a client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management. As such, he will work with individuals, families and businesses to build, manage, protect and transition wealth. Leveraging the vast resources available, he will work with a team to provide customized solutions in the areas of investment management, insurance, trust and estate planning, and banking. 

An Accredited Asset Management Specialist®, Giles has 16 years of experience. He will be based out of the Arvest branch at 4140 S. Fremont. 

“I am excited that Justin has joined our team,” AWM regional manager Tracy Barnas said. “He has a track record of building long-term relationships using a client-centric approach to planning and offering solutions. I have great confidence that he will serve customers relentlessly and represent the Arvest culture well.” 

In addition to earning a finance degree at Missouri State University, Giles is a graduate of Merrill Lynch’s Practice Management Development program. 

Giles lives in Ozark, where he is active in numerous civic endeavors. He is a charter member of the Christian County Children’s Charities Sertoma Club, past board member for the Discovery Center of Springfield, and an active member and former board member of the Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce. 

About Arvest Bank

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, Springfield
 

Arvest in Greater Kansas City Welcomes John Edwards

Monday, December 11 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest is pleased to announce the addition of John Edwards, Mortgage Loan Officer to the Mortgage Team in Greater Kansas City.

John Edwards has dedicated over 15 years to the home-buying industry. He operates on the Arvest core values to strive for excellence and communicate openly. John takes pride in working hard for his customers, being readily available and keeping customers informed throughout every step of their loan process.

John is a Kansas City transplant from Wichita, Kansas. He is a University of Kansas graduate where he earned his Bachelors in Journalism. John later earned his Masters in Higher Education Administration from Emporia State University.

John and his family are active in the community by volunteering for area organizations such as Mission Southside, Kindcraft, Great Plains SPCA and Sunnyside Elementary. When he has downtime from getting customers in their dream home and volunteering throughout the community, he spends his spare time coaching youth soccer and baseball. John enjoys spending time with his wife while trying to keep up with their two children. John admits he loves to cheer on the Kansas Jayhawks (even football).

Welcome to Arvest, John!
 

Tags: Associates, Kansas City
 

Arvest Bank Announces Richards Hiring

Friday, December 08 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Nichoel Richards. 

Richards, who has more than 15 years of commercial lending experience, will serve as senior vice president and commercial relationship manager. As such, she primarily is charged with developing business relationships with wholesalers, manufacturers, distributors and service companies across a broad range of industries.

 Richards will be based at the Arvest branch at 6300 Nall Ave. in Mission, Kan., but will serve the entire metro area. 

“We look forward to combining Nichoel’s experience and credit expertise with the corporate culture and service model we embody at Arvest,” said Brian Lee, executive vice president and commercial loan manager. “She is a leader who has continually demonstrated the ability to uncover and serve the needs of her customers during her career. We’re thrilled to add her to our team of experienced commercial bankers.” 

Richards most recently worked as an executive director, relationship executive with JPMorgan Chase, where she assisted in helping build and expand the Kansas City region and won several national awards. She also spent 12 years at Wells Fargo, where she held numerous roles in collateral exam, credit and new business. 

Richards earned a degree in finance at Concordia University and has participated as a panelist for the Turnaround Management Association. She lives in Shawnee, Kan., with her husband, Tom, and their 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.

Tags: Associates, Kansas City
 

Arvest Bank Names Carroll SVP

Friday, December 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kristen Carroll has been named a senior vice president. 

Carroll joined Arvest in 2001 as a consumer loan officer and now serves as Arvest Private Banking Manager. In that role, she leads the private banking team, manages customer relationships and is licensed as an advisor to sell insurance and investment products. 

In addition to holding Arkansas life and health insurance licenses, Carroll also holds Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. 

Carroll currently serves as a board member and secretary for Community Services Clearinghouse, among other civic endeavors, and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Fort Smith. 

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: Associates, Fort Smith
 

Introducing Our New App: Arvest Go

Wednesday, November 29 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News
We’re excited to introduce Arvest Go, our new mobile banking experience that makes keeping track of your accounts easy, fast and fun.
 
Arvest Go is now available for free download on the Apple App Store®* and Google Play™* for customers who have an iPhone® or Android™ device.
 
This entirely new app has a modern, sleek and user-friendly design with features we’ve not offered in our current mobile banking app, Arvest Classic.
 
Loaded With Features
 
The new features include fast fingerprint login, the ability to set up Quick View for easy access to your account balances, as well as the ability to add an optional profile photo and other user customization.
 
Of course, Arvest Go lets you deposit checks with Mobile Check Deposit, make bill payments with BillPay and transfer funds—all from the convenience of your phone.
 
Getting Started
 
If you are a current Arvest Classic and online banking customer, you can download the new app and log in using the same login ID and password you have always used.
 
If you are new to mobile and online banking with Arvest, simply visit with an associate at your local branch or call us at (866) 952-9523 to get a login ID and temporary password. Once you’ve installed Arvest Go on your phone, enter your credentials and follow the prompts to create a new password and set up your challenge questions and answers.
 
Not an Update to Previous App
 
Please keep in mind this is not an update to Arvest Classic. Arvest Classic, while still available on the App Store and Google Play, will no longer be modified or enhanced with updates. Arvest Go will be updated regularly to include new features and functionality!
 
We’re excited to bring you this new mobile banking experience. It’s time to Arvest Go! Download it today! 
 
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.
 
Tags: Mobile Banking

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