Android Pay is now Google Pay

Thursday, March 01 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Android Pay is being replaced with Google Pay. With Google Pay, you’ll have everything you loved about Android Pay with a fresh look and new features. All of the information you’ve added and your Android Pay settings will be the same on Google Pay.

If you’re already using Android Pay, you don’t need to do anything to get started with Google Pay. The next time you update your Android Pay app, it’ll become Google Pay. Learn how to update your app*.

You can enjoy all the benefits and security of your Arvest Bank debit card while using Google Pay. It's the simple, secure and private way to make purchases using compatible Android™ devices.** With the Google Pay app, you can snap a photo of your card and place your unlocked device near a contactless terminal to make purchases at more than a million stores*, online, and in apps.

Use Arvest Debit Cards on Google Pay

Google Pay provides privacy and security during and after each transaction by:

  • Allowing you to leave your card in your purse or pocket;
  • Using a unique virtual account number instead of your actual card number; and
  • Sending you a notification (including the name and number of the store) after every transaction.

Arvest Google Pay Terms and Conditions (PDF)

** Google Pay is only compatible on Android devices that run KitKat 4.4 or later. Cardholders don't need to have NFC-enabled devices to use Google Pay for online transactions using virtual account numbers (e.g., network tokens).

Google Pay is a trademark of Google LLC. Android, Google Pay, and the Google Logo are trademarks of Google LLC. 

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



Tags: Mobile Banking, Online Banking with BlueIQ™, Online Services

Bartlesville to Host Annual March Mania

Thursday, March 01 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank will host its annual March Mania on March 15-16.

The event will take place from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Arvest branch located at 4225 S.E. Adams. Customers are encouraged to drop by and watch locally broadcast NCAA Tournament games on big-screen TVs supplied courtesy of Steve’s TV. Snacks will be served.

Customers also are encouraged to fight local hunger by dropping off monetary donations or food items. All proceeds and food items will benefit Mary Martha Outreach.

For more information, please call Susan at (918) 337-3439.

Tags: Bartlesville

OKC Team Supports AHA’s Heart Ball

Thursday, March 01 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank – Oklahoma City is proud to have supported the 2018 American Heart Association’s Heart Ball – held Feb. 10 – at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. 

The event, in its 37th year, was co-chaired by Arvest Bank president Ron Witherspoon and his wife, Nicole. Numerous other Arvest associates volunteered at the event as well. 

The entertaining evening included dinner, dancing and an auction, bringing together prominent members of the health, philanthropic and local business communities. Through the support of local sponsors, patrons and “sweetheart” families, more than $5.1 million has been raised within the last 10 years to fund research, education and community programs and services in the metropolitan area. 

For more information about the American Heart Association, please visit

Tags: Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

3 Ways to Refresh Your Finances

Monday, February 26 at 02:00 PM
Category: Personal Finance

Each New Year presents an opportunity for you to refresh your financial outlook with a clear perspective. By reflecting on the past year and setting priorities for 2018, you can take control of your money.

Here are three suggestions to help you put your best financial foot forward this year.

1.     Look back to get ahead. Though it may not always be an enjoyable experience, looking back at your 2017 finances can help you move forward in a positive financial direction in the New Year. Identify your successes, find patterns and see how you can replicate those in 2018. If you discover any budget missteps, don’t dwell on them. Instead, ask yourself what you could have done to have avoided them all together. If there are any problem areas that could potentially come up again this year, try to avoid those pitfalls by better preparation. You can use these resources to help with money management and planning. The linked educational portal has information and calculators you can use to help you understand things like how to build an emergency fund, how much you can afford towards a car or home, or how long it will take you to pay off a credit card balance. 

2.     Seize opportunities to spend smarter. Analyze what you spend your money on. It is beneficial to create a spending plan to help you understand where you currently stand and to chart a course for the future. It is also helpful to take a look at how you make your purchases. You can get the most out of your everyday spending by taking advantage of smaller, established financial authorities that offer rewards and bonus opportunities on smart spending solutions. Arvest Flex Rewards™ Credit Cards offer up to a $75 bonus for new credit card accounts from now until June 30. In addition, during the months of March and April, card users can earn three times rewards points on gas and travel purchases. Rewards points can ultimately be redeemed for cash back, statement credits, travel, gift cards and more. You can apply online. Remember to be responsible when using your credit cards—paying off the balance each month will build a strong credit history.  

3.     Plan for big expenses. Don’t let big purchases sneak up on you this year. For instance, if you know your family wants to take a vacation this year, start planning now. Timing is important; plan your trip around airline sales or hotel deals to see a huge difference in your wallet. Some websites, like,* allow you to sign up for alerts when tickets to your desired destination go on sale. You can also use your credit card rewards points to help you pay for your travel expenses, baggage fees and more. 

The New Year is a perfect time to get serious about your finances and set a positive pace for smart spending and saving.

The views of this article are for general information use only. Please contact and speak with a subject expert or your banker when specific advice is needed.

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


Arvest Bank Adds Schoenthaler to Board of Directors

Wednesday, February 21 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Marty Schoenthaler has joined its local board of directors in Bartlesville.

Schoenthaler currently serves as CEO of Tate Boys Tire & Service. His previous professional roles included serving as vice president and chief information officer at Archer Daniels Midland, as well as senior leadership positions with ConocoPhillips and IBM.

“We are thrilled to add Marty to our board here in Bartlesville,” Arvest president Kyle Hubbard said. “In addition to his business acumen, his many ties – and years of service – to our community will be an invaluable asset for us here at Arvest. We couldn’t be more excited to have him join our team in this capacity.”

Schoenthaler also currently is a board member for both the Bartlesville Sports Commission and the Rogers State University Foundation. He earned bachelor’s degrees in business administration and computer programming at Missouri Southern State University, then a master’s degree in business administration at the University of Arkansas.

Schoenthaler and his wife, Kim, have been married 33 years and most enjoy time spent with their children and grandchildren.


Tags: Bartlesville

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