Score a Touchdown with Your Finances

Tuesday, October 13 at 11:40 AM
Category: Personal Finance

Football season is in full swing and while you’re monitoring your fantasy team and binge watching games on the weekends, these football terms can also help you hoist the trophy of financial success!

  • Score Six with a Budget – A surefire way to score a touchdown with your finances is to create a budget and stick to it!
  • Nail the Extra Point – Build up your savings by putting a percentage of each paycheck into your savings account. 
  • Have a Game Plan – Whether it’s saving for your children’s college education, paying off debt or planning for retirement, having a plan for how you are going to meet your financial goals is very important. 
  • Don’t Be Afraid to Call a Time Out – Circumstances change, and it’s okay to take some time to rethink and reprioritize your game plan, or come up with a new one!
  • Be Prepared for When Life Calls an Audible – Emergencies happen, job statuses change, your transmission needs to be replaced. It’s important to have an emergency fund for life’s unexpected events. 
  • Don’t Deflate! – Don’t take the “air” out of your account because of overdraft fees. Did you know that you can set up Account Alerts through Arvest Online Banking? Create alerts to notify you of low balances, transactions over a specified dollar amount and more! Set up these alerts so that you are always on top of your spending activity.
  • Avoid Penalties – Set up automatic payments on things like car payments and credit card bills. This will help you avoid paying late fees by ensuring your bill is paid on time!
Even if you’re not a football fan, you can still be a financial MVP!

Tags: Budgeting, Credit Cards, Financial Education, Savings

Amy Wilson Hired as Commercial Banker in Oklahoma City

Tuesday, October 13 at 07:45 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We're excited to have Amy Wilson join our commercial banking team in Oklahoma City.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Arvest Bank announces the hire of Amy Wilson as commercial banker. She will office at one of Arvest’s Oklahoma City locations, located at 3900 N. Lincoln Blvd.

Wilson will be responsible for generating new commercial banking relationships and managing existing clients. She brings nearly 20 years of experience to this position. 

Wilson received her MBA from Oklahoma Christian University and her bachelor’s degree from East Central University. A native Oklahoman, she currently resides in Edmond.

Tags: Associates, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Press Release

Friday Financial Forum Oct. 16 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Tuesday, October 13 at 04:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, Oct. 16 at 9:50 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We will meet at the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's East Side Branch, located at 4225 S.E. Adams Rd. in Bartlesville, Okla*.

This week there will be a 9:50 a.m. pre-forum comedic performance by the Downtown Radio Players who will be performing on Oct. 17 at the Bartlesville Women's Club building located at 601 S. Shawnee Ave., Bartlesville, Okla.

Our featured speaker is Kent Dunlap, Chief at Natural Resource Management at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District. The Tulsa District's Works mission is one of the largest in the Corps of Engineers; it includes 38 multipurpose lakes and five lock and dams on the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Although the primary purpose of district lakes is flood control, they also provide recreation, water supply, hydropower, navigation, and fish and wildlife habitat. The district's 150 miles of the MKARNS boasts the most inland, ice-free river port in America and provides waterway commerce to the heartland of the country.

What you can expect at the event:

  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. John Ford, Rep. Earl Sears & Rep. Travis Dunlap)
  • News: "The Scoop" – all about business and community happenings in Bartlesville (Billie Roane, Arvest Bank)
  • Stock Report & Economic Update: Josh Randolph**, Arvest Asset Management
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

Each week is different with a few surprises! Come join us for cookies and coffee and hear about what’s going on!

If you have any questions or would like to add someone to the email invitation list, please contact Billie Roane at (918) 337-4358. We look forward to seeing you there!

**Josh Randolph - Oklahoma Insurance License #122041

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

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma

Apple Pay is Here!

Monday, October 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News
Arvest Bank is pleased to announce our Debit, Credit and Spending Cards are now available in Apple Pay™. That means our customers can enjoy all the benefits and security of their Arvest Debit, Credit and Spending cards while using Apple Pay.

Apple Pay is the easy and secure way to authorize transactions with the touch of a finger on compatible iPhones®, iPads®, and Apple Watch®. Customers can make purchases on the go with an Arvest Debit, Credit or Spending Card at hundreds of thousands of stores and in participating apps.

Apple Pay provides convenience and peace of mind during transactions by:
  • Allowing you to leave your card in your purse or pocket
  • Using a virtual card number in place of your actual card number
  • Recording purchases on your account like a regular card transaction
To learn how to add an Arvest Debit, Credit or Spending Card to Apple Pay, please visit

As always, Arvest is excited to offer the products and services that meet our customers’ needs. If you have questions or need more information about Apple Pay, visit your favorite Arvest Branch or call (866) 952-9523. We are here to help.
Tags: Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Technology

Arvest Hosts Successful “Stuff the Truck” Event; Benefits Ozark Share & Care

Friday, October 09 at 06:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank and the Goblin Booster Club in Harrison, Ark., raised 969 food items for Ozark Share & Care.

YELLVILLE, Ark. — Arvest Bank and the Goblin Booster Club hosted a successful “Rally with the Goblins and Stuff the Truck” event Tuesday night. Food raised at this annual event will benefit Ozark Share & Care as part of the bank’s 1 Million Meals initiative. Arvest, the Goblin Booster Club and members of the community came together at the Harrison Goblin Pep Rally to raise a total of 969 food items. 

Scott Tennyson, market president of Arvest Bank in Harrison said, “We love having this event with Goblin Booster Club every year. We’re grateful to our association and Goblin supporters that joined together to help those in our community that are in need and Ozark Share & Care.”

Arvest Bank would like to thank community members, event volunteers, the Goblin Booster Club, and SRM Productions for giving their time and effort and Sonic, McDonald’s, Clay Maxey Ford and Pepsi for their donations. 

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, North Central Arkansas, Press Release

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