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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Arvest Selected as ‘Best-In-State Banks’ in Three States

Thursday, June 27 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank has been recognized by Forbes magazine among its “Best-In-State Banks” for the second consecutive year. Arvest received the recognition for its banks in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

This is the second time Forbes and its market research partner, Statista, have produced the lists. Arvest was recognized on the Arkansas list in 2018. Additionally, earlier this year, Forbes and Statista named Arvest one of the “World’s Best Banks.”

“We appreciate those who once again rated Arvest so highly, and it is especially rewarding to be recognized in two additional states this year,” Arvest president and CEO Kevin Sabin said. “Our associates continue to focus on serving our customers to the best of their abilities, and we believe awards like these are a byproduct of that commitment.”

The “Best-In-State Banks” lists were selected based on an independent survey of more than 25,000 U.S. citizens across all 50 states. Participants were asked to name and rate all banks with which they have – or previously had – a checking account. The ratings were based on five categories: Trust, Terms & Conditions, Branch Services, Digital Services and Financial Advice.

Each category contained a battery of questions, and a bank’s total score was based on a formula weighting recommendation, general satisfaction and the scoring of the battery of questions. Across the entire United States, a total of 149 unique banks were awarded with the “Best-In-State Banks” designation.

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Arvest Provides More than 2.4 Million Meals

Tuesday, June 18 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank launched its annual Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the four-state region the bank serves two months ago. Today, the bank announced that with the help of customers and community members, it has exceeded the campaign goal by raising a record total of 2.4 million meals in the fight against hunger. This is the second consecutive year for a record total of meals raised.

Launched in 2011, Arvest’s Million Meals campaigns have raised a nine-year total of 16,068,971 meals, which includes more than $2.8 million in funds given directly to the bank’s dozens of local food partners.

This year’s campaign total of 2,468,873 meals was made possible through donations from the bank, Arvest associates, customers and community members through fundraisers, events and nonperishable food drives in all Arvest branches throughout April and May. With summer here, the success of the campaign is especially meaningful because many schoolchildren will be without the meals they ordinarily receive at school.

The bank’s decision to provide one million meals was based on the fact hunger is an issue in every community it serves. In 2017, 11.8 percent of American households were food-insecure, meaning they had difficulty at some time during the year providing enough food for all their members due to a lack of resources.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Arvest, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
 

Arvest Bank Hires Mostek

Friday, May 10 at 11:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Chris Mostek.

Mostek will serve as a senior vice president and commercial banker. In that role, he will work to develop loan and other financial solutions to fit commercial customers’ unique needs, with a focus on energy and real estate lending.

Mostek, who earned both a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s in business administration at Oklahoma State University, will be based out of the branch located at 3900 North Lincoln Blvd. He also is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School.

Among other civic endeavors, Mostek has volunteered for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and currently volunteers at Bible Study Fellowship and Council Road Baptist Church. He and his wife, Keela, live in Oklahoma City and have two children.

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
 

Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City Gets Arvest Foundation Gift

Thursday, May 02 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City’s housing and financial literacy programs received a boost in the form of a $15,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City. Leslie Johnson, small business underwriting manager for Arvest Bank in Oklahoma City was on hand to present the check.

Representatives of the Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City thanked Arvest for its long-term partnership and expressed appreciation for its support, specifically the housing and literacy programs that will benefit from this most recent donation.

“I am proud to serve on the board of directors for the Urban League of Oklahoma City, and it was my honor to present a check to them from the Arvest Foundation,” Johnson said. “The funds will be used to support housing and financial literacy programs that are vital to helping the Urban League accomplish its mission of assisting African-Americans, other minorities, and the underprivileged to achieve social and economic equality.”

Tags: Arvest, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City

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