$5,000 Donated to Joseph House of Russellville

Tuesday, June 25 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Foster children and families in the Pope County area will be able to receive support thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation.
The gift was announced today at the Joseph House in Russellville. Shawn Duncan, Ian Bryan, Jessy Moreno, Tammy Burchett, Tony Warren, and Jason McGee of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The funds will allow Joseph House of Russellville to purchase:

  • Dinners or gift cards for foster parents
  • Clothing for foster kids
  • Hygiene items for foster kids on an as-needed basis (lice kits, sunscreen, ethnic hair products, etc.)
  • Diapers
  • Baby/toddler equipment (cribs & strollers)

The money will also help to support special occasion items such as sports dues, sports equipment, prom dresses, dance and art lessons, tutoring, and much more.

“We are thankful for the support from the Arvest Foundation,” said Rebecca Barton, president of the Joseph House. “With the funds, we will be able to assist foster families in providing extracurricular activities for their foster kids.”

“On behalf of the Arvest Foundation, we are very pleased to present this grant to Joseph’s House, as it will help provide much needed support for foster families in Russellville,” Moreno said.

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Important Information about Your Jonesboro ZIP Code

Monday, June 24 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

The United State Postal Service has added a new ZIP code – 72405 – in Jonesboro. If you are an Arvest customer who has been assigned this new ZIP code, please visit a nearby Arvest branch or call us at (866) 952-9523 to update your address with the new ZIP code.

As a reminder, Arvest will not contact you via telephone regarding this update. To report suspicious email messages, phone calls or text messages, please forward the message, or send a description of the call, to: reportfraud@arvest.com.

Arvest debit card purchases
Some Arvest debit card purchases require customers to enter their ZIP code. Here is what Arvest debit card customers need to know if they have been assigned the new 72405 Zip code:

  • Until affected customers contact Arvest to update their ZIP code to 72405, they should continue to use the 72401 ZIP code when making purchases. If customers enter the new 72405 ZIP code before contacting Arvest to update their information, purchases could be declined.
  • Once customers contact Arvest to update their ZIP code to 72405, it takes about 30 minutes for the update to be made in our systems.

Arvest credit card customers
Some Arvest credit card purchases also require customers to enter their ZIP code. Here is what Arvest credit card customers need to know if they have been assigned the new 72405 Zip code:

  • Affected customers can proactively update their ZIP code to 72405 by calling customer service at (800) 356-8085 or online at arvest.cardmanager.com.
  • Until affected customers update their ZIP code to 72405, they should continue to use the 72401 ZIP code when making purchases. If customers enter the new 72405 ZIP code before updating their information, purchases could be declined.
  • Once customers update their ZIP code to 72405, it takes about 30 minutes for the update to be made in our systems.
  • Additionally, addresses for Arvest credit card accounts are updated on a quarterly basis via an agreement with the United States Postal Service. If a ZIP code discrepancy is discovered during a quarterly review, we will update the address and notify customers via letter.

 

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Auto Loans: Bigger Down Payment or Paying Off Other Debt?

Thursday, June 20 at 01:00 PM
Category: Personal Finance

When you take out a loan for a car, some people argue you should put down the biggest possible down payment, so your monthly payments are lower and you can pay it off quicker. Others advise prioritizing paying off other existing debts over making a big down payment. In reality, the solution that’s right for you depends on your financial situation.

You can get a low APR car loan with little or money down (with good credit). Use savings to pay off credit cards or other debt, not as a down payment. Buying a car, new or used, is a financial commitment. You can make a down payment, reducing the amount you’ll have to pay monthly on the vehicle. But what if you have more pressing debt, like credit card or student loan debt?

Does it make sense to sign up for a car payment plan and use the short-term cash to pay other debts first? We’ve analyzed the pros and cons of each choice. Read more here*.

 

*Link is a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

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Arvest Foundation Contributes $15,000 to Bartlesville Public Schools

Thursday, June 20 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Bartlesville elementary students in Bartlesville area will have greater access to resources and enhanced educational opportunities thanks to a $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

Annah Fischer, Arvest Bank marketing manager, and Earl Sears, Arvest Bank business development representative, recently presented the contribution at the June Bartlesville Public Schools board meeting.

The funds will help local elementary schools ramp up their technology capabilities and allow the Bartlesville Public Schools to continue to expand S.T.E.M. programs through Project Lead the Way Launch Implementation

“The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will allow us to create a more engaging learning experience for our elementary students,” said McCauley. “By expanding our capabilities, we’ve given our students and teachers an even greater avenue for success.”

 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Bartlesville Public Schools’ efforts to provide greater educational opportunities for local students,” said Sears. “We greatly appreciate the work our local teachers and administrators do daily to enrich the lives of their students. Arvest Bank and the Arvest Foundation are committed to education and children in the Bartlesville region.”

 

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to www.arvestfoundation.org.

 

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Arvest Bank Adds Murphy to Commercial Banking Group

Tuesday, June 18 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Stephanie Murphy as a commercial banker.

Murphy brings 11 years of industry experience to Arvest, where she will generate, evaluate and approve commercial loans, among other duties. Murphy’s specific areas of expertise are: healthcare financing, dental equipment and business acquisition financing, SBA loans for startup or expansion, leasing, investment property and commercial real estate financing, and accounts receivable and inventory financing. She will be based out of the Arvest branch located at 730 N. National Ave.

"Stephanie's 11 years of business lending experience will be a great addition to the team,” said Steve Kelly, commercial loan manager for Arvest in Springfield. “She will be a strong culture fit and team player. We are excited to have her join the Arvest family."

Murphy earned a degree in business administration at Vatterott College. She also completed the Missouri Bankers Association’s Advanced Lending School and Omega Performance’s Financial Accounting for Lenders course.

Murphy serves as a board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, and also is involved with the Missouri Bankers Association and its Young Bankers Leadership Division, the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and The Network. She lives in Springfield with her husband, Matt.

Tags: Arvest, Springfield

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