A Spin on Spending - Building Credit

Thursday, July 18 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


One of the first steps to building a good credit history is to know where you stand. Before you head to the dealership or hire a real estate agent, request a credit report, and take the necessary steps in improving your score. One way to do this is by making your loan payments on time. According to myfico.com, your credit payment history can make up 35 percent of your FICO credit score. The longer your loan payments are paid on time, the better your score can become.

It’s important to remember to keep your credit card balances low. Many of the credit bureaus’ scoring systems evaluate the amount of debt a person carries compared to their credit limits. If the amount owed is close to the limit, it’s likely to have a negative effect on your score. Maintaining high credit card balances can hurt you, even if your bills are paid on time each month.

Although it’s generally considered a plus to have established credit accounts, too many credit card accounts may have negative effects on your credit score. You should only open new accounts as needed.  When opening a new line of credit, don’t just jump at the first appealing offer – compare interest rates and fees beforehand.

 

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Arvest Bank is Among Oklahoma’s ‘Best of the Best’

Wednesday, July 10 at 01:00 PM
Category: Arvest News


Arvest Bank is proud to recently have been named in Oklahoma Magazine’s The Best of the Best of 2019.

According to the introduction accompanying this year’s selections, Oklahoma Magazine has compiled The Best of the Best in its July issue for 20 years to help its readers “find the finest in everything the state has to offer.”

The introduction also thanks the magazine’s readers for “your choices, your votes and your voices telling us who you think are the best of the best at what they do.”

In the “Bank” category, that includes Arvest.

“Arvest Bank is a top choice for mortgages, investments and trusts,” the article reads.

“On behalf of all our associates in Oklahoma, I want to thank Oklahoma Magazine and its readers for this recognition,” said Brad Krieger, executive vice president and regional manager for Arvest in Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. “We strive for excellence every day, and we believe this recognition reflects that. We are humbled and honored to be included.”

The Oklahoma Magazine recognition follows Arvest being named by Forbes magazine among its “Best-In-State Banks” in Oklahoma. Forbes also named Arvest one of the “World’s Best Banks” earlier this year.

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Boys & Girls Club of Paris Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Friday, June 28 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News


Children in Logan County will enjoy a fun filled summer thanks to a $4,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation to the Boys & Girls Club of Paris.

The gift was announced at the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. Heather Appleton, branch sales manager of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

The funds will help the Boys & Girls Club of Paris to ramp up its summer programs and provide a safe and fun place for children to stay over the summer.

“On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Paris, I would like to express our gratitude for this grant,” said Holly Hurst, unit director for the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. “It will be of tremendous help during our summer program. Our plan is to use it toward the activities we will be running throughout the summer: STEM, field trips, arts and crafts, balls, hula hoops, bubbles, and any other supplies that will allow us to run a successful summer program.”

“From working and being active in the Paris Community I have had many chances over the years to partner with local organizations,” said Appleton, who also serves as vice chair of the Boys & Girls Club of Paris. “The Paris Boys and Girls Club is something I hold close to my heart as a community member and a board member. I spent a week last summer working in the club to truly understand the impact the club has for our local children.

“That week impacted me deeply. Children get two meals served each day during the eight-week program, and they also set up activities and field trips for the children, as well as providing educational programs to keep our children’s minds engaged. We are very blessed to have a Boys & Girls Club in Paris.”

 

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A Spin on Spending - Fourth of July Celebrations

Thursday, June 27 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

If you’re having people come over for a Fourth of July cookout, turn your gathering into a potluck. This is a fun way to save money and involve your guests at every step. Create a list of needed items for the cookout, and share it with your guests ahead of time, letting them select which items they would like to bring. If some guests don’t want to bring food or drinks, they can always bring decorations or chip in some money for the cost of food. This is a sure-fire way to have a fun, stress free Fourth of July celebration.

If you’re spending the day at the lake or a park, be sure to make a list ahead of time detailing which items you need to bring to have an enjoyable day. By checking the list before you head out, you’ll be less likely to forget your sunglasses, towels, bug repellant, sunscreen, or lawn chair.

Download the Arvest Go mobile app to quickly make transfers to your friends and family from your Arvest account, to their Arvest account, if you need to make last minute purchase for the day’s events or to contribute funds to the celebration.

 

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All Branches Closed Thursday, July 4, 2019

Thursday, June 27 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

In observance of Independence Day, all Arvest branches will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

We look forward to serving you during normal business hours on Wednesday, July 3, and resuming on Friday, July 5.

For your convenience, you can bank 24/7 using:

 

We wish you a safe and happy Independence Day!

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