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Arvest Bank of Fayetteville extended its long run as the state’s deposit leader with modest deposit growth of 3.6%.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Insurance

Bank Deposit Growth Settles Down After COVID

Statewide deposit growth slowed to 5.5% after two consecutive years in which COVID stimulus cash fueled unusually strong deposit growth. read more >
Matt Kendall, mortgage division CEO of Arvest Bank of Fayetteville.
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

Rising Interest Rates and Property Costs Slow Lending MomentumLock Icon

Homebuyers hit the brakes as high-priced properties meet the highest mortgage rates in 14 years. read more >
Witherspoon has worked for Arvest Bank, with more than $26 billion in assets, since 1997.
Banking & Finance

Ron Witherspoon Listens More and Talks Less as Arvest’s CEO in Little Rock

Witherspoon has worked for Arvest Bank, with more than $26 billion in assets, since 1997. read more >
Jaclyn Henderson
Banking & Finance

1 Promoted at Regions Bank for NWA (Movers & Shakers)

Jaclyn Henderson has been named market executive for Bentonville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, Springdale and Fayetteville. read more >
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Arvest Equipment Finance Climbs in Annual Ranking

The division of Arvest Bank moved up in two categories. read more >
The Arvest Bank logo 
Banking & Finance

Arvest Bank Introduces Braille Debit Cards

The bank also offers Braille account statements and ATMs designed with the visually impaired in mind. read more >
Banking & Finance

Arvest Names Ron Witherspoon Next CEO in Little Rock

Witherspoon is returning to Little Rock after serving as local bank president for Arvest in Oklahoma City since March 2014. read more >
Meredith Duke
Banking & Finance / Investments

1 Joins Stone Bank’s Little Rock Office (Movers & Shakers)

Meredith Duke was most recently with Riverside Bank of Little Rock. read more >
Paul Hindman (left), Jake McKibben
Banking & Finance / Business Services

First Community Bank Adds, Promotes New VPs (Movers & Shakers)

Paul Hindman and Jake McKibben move up the ranks in NEA. read more >
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

3 Arkansas Banks Add Branches for Growth

Fayetteville’s Arvest Bank is working on a new west Little Rock branch on undeveloped ground at the southwest corner of Chenal Parkway and St. Vincent Way. read more >
The floor of the trade show on the first day of the VenCent Fintech Summit hosted by the Venture Center of Little Rock.
Banking & Finance / Small Business

Fintech Startups and Banking Veterans Share Trade Floor on Summit’s First Day

One of several standouts was Arcanum Technology of Athens, Georgia, which demoed a secure, four-character password that never has to be changed by the end user. read more >
Arvest Bank of Fayetteville.
Banking & Finance

Arvest Bank Makes 2 ‘Digital Transformation’ Hires

Ninish Ukkan will serve as the bank's chief technology officer, while Bryan Hicks will serve as head of product. read more >
Randy Bearce
Banking & Finance

Bearce to Lead Jonesboro Market For Farmers & Merchants (Movers & Shakers)

Bearce will oversee all retail and lending operations for the Jonesboro market. read more >
Laura Merling, chief transformation and operations officer for Arvest.
Banking & Finance

Arvest Bank Partners With Google Cloud

The bank will use Google Cloud's artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to improve customer experience and streamline services. read more >
Lorrie Trogden
Banking & Finance

Josh Neal Moves Up Ladder At Arvest (Movers & Shakers)

He has 17 years of industry experience. read more >
Randy Dennis, President of DD&F Consulting Group of Little Rock
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments

Banks Are Set For Steady Rise In Interest RateLock Icon

Predicting mortgage dip due to high interest rates, Arkansas bankers say their job is "managing the spread." read more >
Cody Knight, president & CEO of Piggott State Bank, and Laura Andress, chief people officer for Arvest Bank
Banking & Finance

Banks Find Ways to Resist ‘Great Resignation’Lock Icon

How banks are investing in employees to improve retention amidst the pandemic's high turnover. read more >
Arvest Bank headquarters in downtown Fayetteville 
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

Ex-Arvest Employee Banned From IndustryLock Icon

The Federal Reserve took action after she allegedly used “materially false and fraudulent representations” to obtain two Paycheck Protection Program loans. read more >
The Bank of Rogers at 114 S. First St. in Rogers, circa 1910. 
Banking & Finance / Construction / Real Estate

Historic Site A New Home For Banco Sí

Signature Bank of Arkansas will take over the former Bank of Rogers building, which first opened in 1906, to open a bilingual-staffed banking office. read more >
Jim Cargill
Banking & Finance

Jim Cargill, Arvest Bank’s Central Arkansas Chief, Announces Retirement

Cargill is a fourth-generation banker who has worked with Arvest for more than 37 years. read more >