Arvest Bank Presents: SOLVE IT – Defining Your Target Customer

Monday, November 06 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News
Central Exchange will host the final Small Business Banking class for 2017, presented by Arvest next month! The class will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 12:00p to 1:15p at Central Exchange South (6201 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS).
Can you describe your target customer? Do you know what their needs are? This workshop will arm you with the resources to help you answer these questions. Join our featured speakers, Aviva Ajmera and Teddi Hernandez, owners of SoLVEKC, for an incomparable opportunity to allow your business skills a competitive edge.
Aviva Ajmera, co-founder of SoLVE, is an accredited Angel Investor and the Chairman of the Board with the Women’s Capital Connection, Kansas City’s only female Angel Investing group. She is an active member of the Central Exchange and is also on the Board of the Greater Kansas City chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP).  Prior to SoLVE, Aviva was a partner with The Partnering Group and worked for Accenture. She’s consulted for blue chip companies including Nestle USA, Post Foods, Sara Lee, Kimberly Clark, LG Electronics, Bauer Hockey, 3M, Northwest Airlines and Fingerhut.
Before her consulting years, she was a senior leader at Hallmark Cards, in many areas including Product Development, Innovation, Retail, Corporate Strategy, and Customer Strategy, and Business Transformation. She launched, grew and re-invented iconic marketplace programs partnering with many brands and retailers, like Disney, Starbucks, The Komen Foundation, Walmart, Walgreens.  Aviva has a BA in Economics and Policy Studies from Rice University; MBA in Marketing, Management & Strategy and Non-profit Management from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. 
Teddi is SoLVE’s co-founder.  She is also the co-owner of a boutique in Martin City, Full Bloom.  Prior to starting SoLVE, Teddi was Co-Owner and President of Just For Her Marketing and Retail Events. Teddi deeply understands the needs and challenges of local small business owners. She identified a need for a new kind of consulting firm in Kansas City. Teddi’s career began as a Legislative Assistant in Washington DC, and she worked on multiple state and Presidential campaigns. After leaving the Hill, she became a lobbyist for Hallmark Cards.  Hallmark brought her to Kansas City, where she led teams in product development, licensing, customer strategy, integrated marketing, advertising and promotions. She led strategic alliances with companies like Apple, Disney Consumer Products, American Girl, Starbuck’s and Major League Baseball.  
Teddi graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and also studied at the Oxford Polytechnic University in Oxford, England.  Her passion for American Politics led her to UMKC where she completed her coursework for a Masters in Political Science. 
This class is open to the public and includes a complimentary lunch. Space is limited so registration is required.
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Tags: Business Banking, Kansas City

MONEY Names Arvest Bank Arkansas’ Best

Thursday, November 02 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News
Arvest Bank is proud to be named the best… again.
Arvest has been chosen as the best bank in Arkansas by MONEY, a personal finance publication offering advice about all aspects of people’s financial lives. This year’s focus, the company said, reflects customers' need for both digital banking capabilities and at least occasional access to physical locations and human help.
This recognition comes after Arvest was named the “Best Southern Customer-Focused Bank” by in August. Additionally, Arvest was recognized in May by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017.
In explaining why Arvest was selected, MONEY wrote: “Arvest is a top bank for its low fees – including a $17 overdraft fee, roughly half the industry average – plus one of the highest J.D. Power scores in its region for customer satisfaction.”
MONEY evaluated the largest 90 brick-and-mortar banks, 50 credit unions, and 15 online banks, as identified by bank consultancy firm Novantas., MONEY’s project partner, collected data on fees, interest rates, and account requirements for checking and savings accounts. Using Bankrate’s data, MONEY compared more than 800 accounts and 18,000 data points.
Data was collected in July and August, and MONEY independently fact-checked information for each winner in September and early October.
When selecting state winners, MONEY excluded checking accounts that required a minimum balance greater than $1,500 to either open the account or waive monthly fees. Priority was given to banks whose checking accounts had no (or easily waived) monthly fees and low or no ATM fees. MONEY also sought higher interest rates for checking and savings accounts. Additional factors included J.D. Power customer service ratings, when available, from the 2017 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study, geographic reach within a state, recent enforcement actions, and mobile app ratings in the iTunes and Google Play stores.
Tags: Arkansas

Arvest Wealth Management’s Wright Earns Designation

Thursday, October 26 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Deanna Wright has earned Certified Wealth Strategist® designation, as issued by Cannon Financial Institute.

Wright is an assistant vice president and client advisor for Arvest Wealth Management in Fayetteville. She holds Series 7, 63, 66 and 99 securities licenses, as well as an Arkansas insurance license, and has been in the banking industry for 10 years.
Among other requirements, candidates seeking the Certified Wealth Strategist® designation must complete two weeks of instructor-led training sessions, four modules of directed study, a business plan and case study, and pass four online examinations. Those who earn the designation are required to complete 33 hours of continuing education every two years to maintain it.
“We are proud of Deanna’s accomplishment and know that it will help her serve her clients,” said Steve Burkhead, an Arvest Wealth Management regional manager. “She’s always looking for tools that can make her more effective, and that’s one of the things that makes her such a valuable part of our team.”
About Arvest 
Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.
About Arvest Wealth Management
Arvest Wealth Management offers wealth management, trust services and insurance products. Investment products and services provided by Arvest Investments, Inc., doing business as Arvest Wealth Management, member FINRA/SIPC, an SEC registered investment adviser and a subsidiary of Arvest Bank. Insurance products are made available through Arvest Insurance, Inc., which is registered as an insurance agency. Insurance products are marketed through Arvest Insurance, Inc., but are underwritten by insurance companies. Investments and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured, May Lose Value and Not Guaranteed by the Bank. Trust services provided by Arvest Bank.
Tags: Associates, Fayetteville

Conversations from the Top in Kansas City - Nov. 2

Tuesday, October 24 at 04:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Diana Toman, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Compass Minerals, will be the guest of honor at the eighth and final session of Central Exchanges’ Conversations from the Top series for 2017. Arvest is proud to support this moderated fireside chat with executive women in leadership throughout Kansas City.

Diana will share her insight on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 11:45am to 1:00pm at Central Exchange Downtown (1020 Central, Kansas City, Mo.). Registration is required. More info here* on how to register.

Diana Toman joined Compass Minerals as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary in November 2015. Ms. Toman is responsible for directing the company’s legal and government affairs and is the executive sponsor of the company’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative and Sustainability Initiative.

Prior to joining the company, Ms. Toman served as vice president, strategy and general counsel, Asia Pacific and Africa, for General Cable Corporation, a Fortune 500 global wire and cable manufacturing company, based in Thailand. Her experience includes multiple roles in senior management, including corporate counsel and corporate secretary positions at Gardner Denver, Inc. and Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Ms. Toman began her career as an attorney with the law firm of Levy & Craig, P.C.

Ms. Toman serves on the Kansas Bar Association’s Board of Governors, the Kansas City Repertory Theater Board of Directors, and as Secretary of the Parent - Teacher Organization Board as Secretary for the Aubrey Bend Middle School in Overland Park, Kansas. Diana is a member of the Missouri Bar, Johnson County Bar, American Bar Association, the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals; the Association of Corporate Counsel; Association for Women Lawyers of Kansas City; The Central Exchange; National Association of Corporate Directors; and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. 

Ms. Toman earned her doctorate in law from the University of Kansas – School of Law and her Master of Business Arts and Bachelor of Arts in political science and English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

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Tags: Kansas City

Arvest to Arvest Transfers Now Here

Wednesday, October 04 at 06:55 PM
Category: Arvest News

Now you can make a transfer from one eligible Arvest consumer account to another customer’s eligible Arvest account in a few simple steps! 

From the Online Banking with BlueIQ™ Dashboard:


  • Select ‘Transfer Now’
  • Select ‘Another Arvest checking account (Arvest to Arvest)’
  • Enter the recipient last name (if sending funds to a business, enter the last name of a signer on the account), the recipient checking account and the dollar amount
  • Choose the ‘From’ account
  • Select ‘Preview’
  • Select ‘Confirm’ 

It’s that easy! 

Keep these guidelines in mind to determine if your transfer will be successful:


  • The ‘To’ account must be an Arvest consumer checking or Money Market account or a business checking or Money Market account.
  • The ‘From’ account must be an Arvest consumer checking or Money Market account.
  • The ‘To’ and ‘From’ accounts must be open at least 30 calendar days and must not currently be overdrawn past their overdraft limit.
  • Last name and account number of ‘To’ account must exactly match our records.
  • Funds must be available in the funding account. The amount available includes your overdraft limit. If the amount of the transfer exceeds your account balance, the remainder of the transfer will cause your account to overdraft, and you will be charged an overdraft fee. 

Here are a few more helpful details:


  • Availability: Transfers are immediate and recipients have immediate access to the transferred funds when made by Arvest’s 8 p.m. cut-off time. Transfers made after 8 p.m. will be available the next business day.
  • Fees: There is no fee to make an Arvest to Arvest Transfer. However, fees can result under certain circumstances. You will be charged a fee when:
    • The amount of the transfer exceeds your checking or Money Market account available balance.
    • You exceed the monthly transaction limit (6) when you make a transfer from your Money Market account.
  •  Business Day Limits: Customers may transfer up to $2,500 per online banking ID per business day from an eligible Arvest consumer checking or Money Market account to an eligible Arvest consumer checking or Money Market account or business checking or Money Market account. The limit for Private Banking customers is $5,000 per online banking ID per business day. 


If you have additional questions about Arvest to Arvest transfers, feel free to Ask Arvest or give us a call at (866) 952-9523. 

Tags: Online Services

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