Arvest is One of Oklahoma’s Best

Wednesday, August 29 at 11:00 AM
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Arvest Bank is proud to recently have been named by The Journal Record as one of 2018’s “Best Places to Work in Oklahoma.”

According to The Journal Record, this is the second year it has partnered with Best Companies Group “to honor Oklahoma businesses and organizations excelling in creating quality workplaces.”

Companies are chosen based on employee interviews and a review of their workplace policies, practices and demographics. Final ranking positions will be announced at an awards event, to be held Nov. 1 at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

“On behalf of all our associates in Oklahoma, I want to thank The Journal Record and Best Companies Group for this recognition,” said Brad Krieger, regional executive for Arvest in Oklahoma City. “We put a lot of time and effort into establishing and maintaining a culture that supports our associates, and we think that helps us have happy and satisfied customers. This recognition is a tangible reflection of that effort. We are truly humbled and honored.”

The Journal Record events manager Brittany Attaway said Best Companies Group produces a report that is given to each company that is selected.

“The companies can put these findings into practice immediately for the betterment of the organization,” Attaway said in an article published by The Journal Record.

This honor comes after Arvest was recognized by Forbes magazine in May – and for the second consecutive year – as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018.

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Arvest Equipment Finance Again Recognized by MonitorDaily

Friday, August 24 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Equipment Finance (AEF) has been recognized once again by MonitorDaily, a leading publication of the equipment leasing and finance industry.

The publication recently released the 2018 Monitor 100, its annual ranking of the largest equipment finance/leasing companies in the United States. AEF climbed one spot to No. 84 after being ranked 85th last year. This is the fourth consecutive year AEF has been ranked on the list, landing at No. 100 in 2014 and No. 93 in 2015.

AEF ended 2017 with $248.6 million in loans and leases. That’s up 5.9 percent from 2016’s $234.7 million, according to MonitorDaily.

“We continue to experience record growth in our overall production,” AEF president Eric Bunnell said. “Our team does a great job of working with the lenders in the bank markets to find equipment finance opportunities, as well as developing new vendor relationships.”

AEF, a division of Arvest Bank, also ranked 50th on MonitorDaily’s list of the top 50 bank-owned equipment finance companies in the U.S. This marks the second time AEF has appeared on the top 50 list, which focuses on the performance of banks actively engaged in the equipment finance industry, including net asset size, new business activity and market share, as well as other portfolio metrics, highlights and forecasts.

Additionally, AEF ranked 48th in production within the bank-owned segment, up two spots from last year.

“The AEF team is very committed and takes a lot of pride in these accomplishments,” Bunnell said. “Our associates are dedicated and work hard to exceed customers’ expectations, which makes AEF successful.”

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Arvest Equipment Finance Announces Crawford Hiring

Wednesday, August 22 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Katie Crawford has been hired as a business development representative for Arvest Equipment Finance (AEF).


With more than 12 years of industry experience, Crawford most recently worked as a private banking advisor for Arvest in Benton County. In her new role at AEF, a division of Arvest, Crawford will use her commercial lending experience to develop new vendor/dealer relationships throughout Northwest Arkansas. She will be based out of the Arvest location at Village on the Creeks in Rogers.  

“We are excited to add Katie to our AEF team,” AEF president Eric Bunnell said. “As we continue to grow and expand our vendor program, we believe Katie can contribute by adding key relationships in Northwest Arkansas.”

Crawford earned a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from the University of Louisiana – Monroe. She and her husband live in Rogers with their two daughters, and attend First Baptist Church of Lowell. She is a current board member of the Mercy Health Foundation Corporate Partners Council, among other civic endeavors.

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Arvest Bank Announces Pitts Promotion

Tuesday, August 21 at 02:00 PM
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Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Jessica Pitts has been promoted to consumer loan advisor.

Pitts has experience in a variety of roles at Arvest, most recently as a mortgage sales assistant. In her new role, she will engage in external business development activities, as well as the generation of consumer loans, among other duties.

“Jessica started with Arvest in 2010 and has worked in both retail and lending, and throughout those positions she has always exhibited excellent customer service and a willingness to do what was needed to get the job done,” Arvest consumer lending sales manager Jack Farley said.

Pitts earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance at Arkansas Tech prior to joining Arvest. She lives in Clarksville with her husband, Garrett, and their two daughters. 

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CONSUMER ALERT: ‘Credential Harvesting’ Phishing Scams

Tuesday, July 31 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Consumers need to be aware that credential harvesting phishing scams are on the rise.

As part of this phishing scam, criminals are sending personalized email messages with an alarming subject line, such as “Card Deactivation.” The emails include a button to “cancel” the deactivation process, which, once clicked, takes victims to a fake web page that requests user IDs, passwords, and answers to their security questions. Here some other commonly used subject lines used in these scams:

  • Online Banking Alert: Your Account will be Deactivated
  • Dear Valued Customer
  • Failed Package Delivery
  • Reviewing Payments
  • Serious Issues

Arvest Bank would like to remind our customers Arvest will never email, text, or call you unsolicited to ask for account information, social security numbers, online banking credentials, or other sensitive information.

What to Do

If you get an email that appears to be from Arvest Bank and is asking you to click a link and enter data, do not respond.

  • If you received an e-mail like this and entered your personal information, please contact us immediately at (866) 931-9743 so that we can protect your account.
  • If you received an e-mail like this, but did not divulge confidential information, please notify us via email at reportfraud@arvest.com. If possible, please include the original e-mail that you suspect is part of the phishing scam. 

Phishing scams come in a variety of forms. Although most are similar to this one, involving a spoofed email alert, others come in the form of customer service surveys, telephone calls, or even cell phone text messages. Please be aware that while most phishing scams direct you to fake websites, others may ask you to call a phone number where an automated phone system prompts you to divulge confidential information.

While it can be difficult to identify spoofed email messages, websites, and automated phone systems, it is not difficult to know if any of the above may be related to a fraudulent phishing scam. The key is knowing that legitimate businesses do not send messages to customers prompting them to divulge confidential information. If you receive such a message, no matter how genuine it may appear, assume it to be fraudulent and please notify the legitimate business immediately. 

Please visit our Consumer Protection section for information on identity theft, fraud, scams and online threats.

This post was updated on 8/2/2018

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