Coloring Contest Set for June 24 in Bentonville, Ark.

Thursday, June 22 at 03:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Attention young Bentonville artists, it’s your time to shine! Arvest and the Early Childhood Initiatives Center* in Bentonville, Ark. will be hosting a coloring contest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 24, at the Bentonville Farmer’s Market - Kids Art Park.* 

The lucky winner will have his or her artwork featured on an Arvest Bank debit card, along with the Early Childhood Initiatives Center logo. The debit card will be available to new and current Arvest Bank customers at any bank location across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.
 
Children are invited to visit the Arvest tent, located in front of Pressroom,* to participate in the contest. There is no fee to enter. A panel of Arvest and Early Childhood Initiatives Center representatives will select the winning entry. The winner will be announced Monday, July 10.
 
We’re excited to see imaginations soar at this fun event! Hope to see you there!
 
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: Arvest Benton County, Bentonville, Community Support, Debit Cards
 

Share Your Oklahoma State Park Pics for Chance to Win

Monday, May 22 at 07:45 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Do you love Oklahoma scenery as much as we do?! We’re running a contest May 22-29, 2017, so we can enjoy these sites with you! Post a picture on Facebook or/and Instagram of yourself, a family member or a friend visiting an Oklahoma State Park and tag it with #arvestlovesokparks! If you’ve already got a picture at an Oklahoma State Park posted to Facebook or Instagram, then just add #arvestlovesokparks to enter it for a prize! Enter as many pictures as you like! 

One winner on Facebook and one winner on Instagram will each win a made in Oklahoma gift basket! To be eligible to win, Facebook and Instagram posts need to be public when winners are selected on May 30, 2017. Entrants are only eligible to win one of the two prizes. 
 
We’re proud of the beautiful sites to see in Oklahoma which is why we recently released six debit card designs featuring images from throughout the state including: Beavers Bend, Boiling Springs, Lake Murray, Osage Hills, Robbers Cave and Roman Nose. The cards are available to new and current Arvest Bank customers at any bank location across Oklahoma, as well as the communities the bank serves in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. View these new card designs on our website.  
 
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. 

Tags: Bartlesville, Debit Cards, Lawton, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Shawnee, Southwest Oklahoma, Tulsa
 

New Arvest Debit Cards Showcase Oklahoma State Parks

Monday, May 22 at 07:30 AM
Category: Arvest News

Limited edition cards to display popular destinations across Oklahoma.

Arvest Bank and the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department collaborated to create a series of specialty debit cards that showcase some of the state’s most popular state park attractions. 

The six debit card designs feature images from throughout the state, including Beavers Bend, Boiling Springs, Lake Murray, Osage Hills, Robbers Cave and Roman Nose. The cards will be available to new and current Arvest Bank customers at any bank location across Oklahoma, as well as the communities the bank serves in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri, on May 22.

“This opportunity gives our customers access to unique designs for their specialty cards, along with the ability to show their sense of pride in Oklahoma State Parks and promote it every time a transaction is made,” said Angela Spradlin, Southwest Oklahoma marketing manager for Arvest Bank. “These six cards showcase distinct places, but each one displays some of the inherent beauty to be found in the state of Oklahoma.”

“In celebrating 80 years of Oklahoma State Parks, we want to share all of the wonderful sites Oklahoma offers, so it was an easy decision to partner with Arvest Bank, and to have the opportunity to promote our parks outside the state as well,” said Kris Marek, director of Oklahoma State Parks.   

Debit cards are free to customers who open a new account with Arvest or they may be purchased to replace an existing card for $7.50.  See the limited-edition designs on our website.

Tags: Bartlesville, Debit Cards, Lawton, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Press Release, Southwest Oklahoma
 

Bentonville Public Library Featured on Debit Card

Tuesday, March 07 at 06:45 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Show your support for lifelong learning with the new Bentonville Public Library debit card from Arvest! 
 
Featuring BPL’s beautiful architecture in Northwest Arkansas, you will display your love for the library each time you use the debit card! Besides showing off one of Bentonville’s landmarks, Arvest will donate $1 to the Bentonville Library Foundation for each card issued.  
 
According to Library Director Hadi Dudley, “I am so pleased about our partnership with Arvest on this project. I hope all library lovers will show their affinity for BPL and request our special debit card.” 
 
To create the artwork, Bentonville Public Library coordinated designs with Arvest; BPL also enlisted the help of local photographer Lance Macmaster who took the photo during the library’s 10-year anniversary festivities last fall. “I think it turned out beautifully,” says Dudley.  
 
“Arvest is pleased to support local organizations and schools through our affinity card program,” says Robyn Breshears, EVP sales manager for Arvest Benton County. “We appreciate the wonderful programs and services that the Bentonville Library, and its foundation, provide to our local community and are encouraged by the fact that our debit card will help to increase exposure and support for this incredible organization.” 
 
These specialty debit cards are free when you open any new checking account or replace an expired card. For existing customers, a $7.50 replacement fee may apply. 
 
Non-traditional debit cards are a growing trend in recent years as customers ask for stylish options. Arvest Bank issued its first affinity card in 2008 in Northwest Arkansas and launched a full affinity card program in 2011, developing cards for local high school sports teams. 
 
For more information about Arvest’s affinity cards, please visit arvest.com/style or call (866) 952-9523.  
 
For more information about Bentonville Public Library or its foundation, please visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org* or call (479) 271-3192.
 
$50 minimum deposit required to open account. Existing customers may be charged a $7.50 card replacement fee. Available for use with checking accounts only. Deposit Agreement Addendum must be signed by a parent or guardian if under the age of 18 years. 

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, Debit Cards
 

Customer Question: “What is a merchant card data breach?”

Thursday, December 29 at 01:30 PM
Category: Personal Finance
Customer Question: “What is a merchant card data breach? Is it safe to use my debit card?”

A merchant data breach is when an unauthorized party accesses a merchant computer network and steals cardholder data. In these types of breaches, the impacted cardholders are those who used their cards at the breached merchant. They typically impact cardholders at multiple banks.

Unfortunately, merchant data breaches are becoming more common with 974 publicly disclosed data breaches in the first half of 2016 alone, according to the Breach Level Index*. 

Arvest, along with other banks in the region, is seeing some fraudulent transactions on less than one-half of one percent of our debit cards as a result of a merchant data breach at one or more merchants. This is NOT an Arvest security breach and includes cards from other banks. 
 
Please know our teams regularly monitor our debit card activity watching for fraudulent transactions. If unusual activity is observed, we will contact you immediately.
 
As a reminder, you should also regularly monitor your accounts for any unauthorized transactions or suspicious activity and report it immediately. If you see suspicious activity on your Arvest account, please contact Customer Service at (866) 952-9523 or visit your local branch.
 
It is important for U.S. Visa consumer debit and credit cardholders to know they are protected against fraudulent purchases with Visa’s Zero Liability Policy*.  
 
Remember to practice good financial security by monitoring your accounts and reporting suspicious activity to your card issuer immediately.
 
Thank you for this question.
 
If you have a question you would like answered, please submit it using the Ask Us Anything tool on the right side of the blog page.  

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

Tags: Credit Cards, Customer Question, Debit Cards, Financial Education, Fraud Alert

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