Severe Storms and Flooding Assistance Available

Wednesday, June 05 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank has announced accommodations for our customers affected by the recent severe storms and flooding in many of the communities we serve. Because we understand the uncertainty caused by such conditions, including interruptions to income, we have established a Special Assistance Customer Care hotline for our customers who need help with their accounts or loans during this time.

If you have concerns about your accounts or ability to pay on a loan related to the recent severe storms and flooding, please call this dedicated line during normal business hours:

Arvest Special Assistance Customer Care: (877) 483-2940.

An associate will walk you through specific accommodations available to Arvest customers.

  • ARVEST MORTGAGE CUSTOMERS: Arvest is suppressing credit reporting, waiving late fees, helping with hazard claims and offering payment assistance including forbearance. In addition to calling (877) 483-2940, mortgage customers can visit our website to learn more about hazard claims and hardship assistance. Options will vary based on loan type and investor guidelines. 
  • PERSONAL LOANS (AUTO, HOME EQUITY, DEBT CONSOLIDATION, ETC.): Arvest is offering payment deferrals for existing loans based on situation and need. In addition, Arvest is presenting 0.0% APR consumer loan, waiving origination fees and extending the first payment due date. Affected customers are encouraged to call (877) 483-2940 to discuss options.
  • CONSUMER AND BUSINESS CREDIT CARD CUSTOMERS: Arvest is offering payment deferrals. Affected customers are encouraged to call (877) 483-2940.
  • CHECKING ACCOUNT HOLDERS: Arvest is refunding account insufficient funds and overdraft fees for qualifying customers, when applicable. To request these refunds, please call (877) 483-2940.
  • BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL LOANS: Please contact your local Arvest banker for personalized assistance.

At Arvest we are committed to helping our customers through this challenging time. If you have questions about any of the above accommodations or your eligibility, please do not hesitate to call (877) 483-2940. 

Tags: Arvest, Lending and Financing
 

Arvest Bank Names Cheah Senior Vice President

Monday, June 03 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce that Arvest Wealth Management senior client advisor Kim Cheah has been promoted to senior vice president for the Fayetteville market.


Cheah, who has 21 years of industry experience, including more than 15 at Arvest, specializes in comprehensive financial planning, retirement planning, asset allocation analysis, and insurance product analysis. She works at Fayetteville’s branch on Township Street.

A Certified Financial Planner®, Cheah has worked in the financial services industry since 1998 and started with Arvest in 2004. She earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration at Wichita State University.

“Kim’s experience and expertise is invaluable not just to the bank and our wealth management team, but more importantly, to our clients,” said Steve Burkhead, Arvest Wealth Management regional manager and senior vice president for Arvest Bank. “Not only is she a tireless advocate for her clients in helping them realize their financial goals, but she also is a trusted mentor within our organization.”

Cheah and her husband have two sons and live in Fayetteville. Cheah volunteers as a Zumba instructor in Springdale and Rogers – and also does Zumba events to help nonprofits with fundraising efforts – among other civic endeavors.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Fayetteville
 

Arvest Bank Announces Boyd Hire

Friday, May 31 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Emily Boyd.

Boyd, who has more than 13 years of industry experience, will serve as an Arvest Private Banking advisor. In that role, she will analyze and develop wealth management strategies for private banking clients to help them reach their financial goals, among other duties.

“Emily’s experience and expertise are a great addition to our team here in Fayetteville, and we couldn’t be happier about having her back where she started her career,” said Xochitl Baxter, senior vice president and Arvest Private Banking manager. “She will be a valuable asset not just for the bank, but more importantly, our clients.”

Boyd serves on the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks as a board member and part of the finance committee, and is a committee member for Washington County Teen Leadership, among other civic endeavors. She lives in Fayetteville.

 

Tags: Arvest, Fayetteville
 

Helping Our Kids Foundation Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Thursday, May 30 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Children in Logan County, Ark., will receive help thanks to a $4,500 donation from the Arvest Foundation to the Helping Our Kids Foundation in Scranton.


The gift was announced today at the American Legion Building in Scranton. Tami Moffet, assistant branch manager of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

The funds will help the Helping Our Kids Foundation to provide basic needs, such as food and clothes, to children in the Scranton school district.

“Thank you so much for your grant of $4,500,” said Helping Our Kids consultant Lillie Brewster. “This will help feed lots of hungry students. We partner with the school to provide food for the school backpack program. We have 43 elementary students on the backpack program and two volunteers who pack and distribute the backpacks each Friday so the students don’t go hungry over the weekend. Our main goal is to ensure that students have food over the weekend and warm clothing, shoes, coats, etc. in the wintertime.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Helping Our Kids Foundation team, which has dedicated it's time to providing and improving the lives of our students in the Scranton area,” Moffet said. “I personally have seen the generosity of this foundation and have been deeply moved by the areas they have been able to help the children.”

Tags: Arvest, Fort Smith
 

Arvest Bank Hires Simmons for Treasury Management Role

Wednesday, May 29 at 07:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Julie Simmons as senior vice president and regional sales manager for its Treasury Management division.

As such, Simmons will work with Arvest banks in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. She is responsible for managing, supporting and growing the sales of treasury management products. Simmons has more than 23 years of industry experience.

“Her track record speaks for itself, and her expertise will benefit not just Arvest, but more importantly, our clients,” said Carolyn Kennedy, senior vice president and executive director of Arvest Treasury Management. “We are delighted to add Julie to our team and know she will be an invaluable asset as we continue to transform the way we bring great advice via our products and services to our clients and business owners in the trade territories we serve.”

Simmons earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Northeastern State University. Among other civic endeavors, she served as an ambassador and social chair for the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, and is a Leadership Broken Arrow graduate. Simmons has previously been an active member of the American Red Cross and United Way, among other organizations.

Tags: Arvest, Treasury Management
 

Arvest Equipment Finance Announces Staff Additions

Thursday, May 16 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Eric Johnston and Jay Bankston. Both will serve as vendor business development representatives for Arvest Equipment Finance (AEF), a division of the bank.

AEF division president Eric Bunnell said the additions are a result of continued growth and expansion within its vendor program. They also come on the heels of AEF closing more than $161 million in new production in 2018 – a record total and 52 percent increase over 2017.

Johnston most recently worked for Caterpillar Inc., and also previously worked as a territory manager for IronPlanet. Johnston earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a master’s in international business and supply chain management at Western Illinois University.

Bankston most recently worked as a regional sales manager for BigIron Auctions. He also has worked for IronPlanet and Victor L. Phillips Co. Bankston earned a bachelor’s degree in agri-business at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

“I am very excited to be able to add Eric and Jay, two knowledgeable and experienced sales reps to our AEF team,” Bunnell said. “Their expertise is evident, they know a lot of the equipment dealers in the areas where we do business, plus they are great team players that are excited to help us continue our growth and expansion. They will spend the majority of their time developing business with dealerships throughout the Midwest and Southeast.”

AEF also is pleased to announce the following staff additions related to the expansion of its vendor operations: Carrie Guire and Stacey Nichols, sales support specialists, and Mike Davis, asset manager. 

Tags: Arvest, Arvest Equipment Finance

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