The Most Helpful Arvest Bank Reviews
The most helpful favorable review
I was having difficulties with a Purchase\Service charge, and I had a wonderful representative talk with me to explain exactly what is going on. Thank you Michelle D for being so patient with me and understanding.
The most helpful critical review
Get with the century..!! Overdraft fees, bill pay delays and just pain horrilbe customer service.
Overdraft is great when you can tie it to a credit card for little to no fees. Bank of America allowed this. But ARVEST who is supposed to be great only charges 17 dollars per transaction. Thats not overdraft protection!! Its financial rape. It should be illegal. 17 dollars for a two dollar overdraft when I deposit over 8K a month in this account. Oh.. and better charge you 6 dollars a month service charge on your checking to make money on debit card swipes. Too funny. Bill pay.. better schedule ahead. BofA would send payments in time to meet due dates and deduct the day you said it was due. Oh no.. not arvest. Multiple fees for just this. Then you want to do anything. Well please come to the branch.. can't do much on-line. Need to see you even though we have your SSN and can verify your identity with other things. But come for our free popcorn and hot dogs once a hear. I had my house financed with them.. horrible - went elsewhere. BofA sold out to arvest.. bad move.. when to Capital one 360. Could care less anymore about seeing a teller - ever. On-line it will be from now on.
Latest Arvest Bank Reviews
RReviewed By RichardG Apr 15, 2016
The worst bank on the planet!
This is also meant for the mortgage lending as well as the bank. The absolute worst experience I have ever had is my 64 years of banks and mortgages. The first impression is if you don't like it, go somewhere else. I did!Is this review helpful?
SReviewed By soonermagic63 Mar 4, 2016
New online banking upgrade
Since the upgade to the new online system, it has been nothing but issues. I pay all my bills online through Arvest and it used to take me 15 minutes. Now, once you can navigate a confusing system, it takes upwards of 1.5 hours. Not Intuitive at all. Worse ever and not getting better. Plus if I log into my account why the hell can't I see my account numbers!!! My husband wants to switch but I have been with them for so long... but seriously... your system sucks!Is this review helpful?
SReviewed By Salley Feb 28, 2016
Online banking the WORST!
I was one of the unfortunate victims of the Bank of America buyout by Arvest. I stayed with them because the local president was involved in the community. At the time the online banking was adequate, despite the poor service at branches due to staffing shortages. Staff was very nice, but all too often only two people would be working at busy times, causing delays and long waits. This made online banking essential. Recently a change was made to the online banking model. These changes have rendered the site messy, difficult to navigate and impossible to pay bills easily. I HATE the moving "graph" and euphemisms like "money movement" instead of showing the bills due and recently paid bills as before. Not sure what they were trying to accomplish, but they have lost me and other customers by this unnecessary change.Is this review helpful?
BReviewed By bethdonica Feb 23, 2016
Horrible customer service
Arvest put a freeze on my business account after I made several debit card purchases and called twice to verify that it was me who made those purchases. After being on hold for a total of ONE HOUR and two different people telling me it was unfrozen and took effect immediately, the transaction I'm trying to make is still being declined and this is costing me BUSINESS.
NOT A FAN.Is this review helpful?
EReviewed By earthshoes Feb 23, 2016
Best local bank
We've been Arvest Bank customers since 1997. Before that our experience with banks yielded nothing but headaches (B of A, if that tells you anything).
1) Service has always ranged from good to excellent (not all tellers are "happy to be of service" and not all of them are good at their jobs. This is to be expected).
2)We've never been charged an overdraft fee we didn't deserve. And their fees are the lowest in the country. They don't reorder charges to maximize fees (B of A used to do this).
3) Banking policies are very clear--no surprises. We've both dealt with and seen friends deal with banks that play games with deposits and charges. These guys don't.
4) Their fraud protection dept is excellent. Some years ago my husband's debit card number was stolen. The second I caught it, I called them and they immediately canceled the card and refunded the charges. A very few years ago, it was stolen again. This time the bank caught it, called us, and canceled the card. I've even had them call me and ask when they noted some unusual charges on our card.
5) My grown sons tried banking elsewhere and came back to Arvest because of our experience.Is this review helpful?
DReviewed By disgruntledinoK Feb 17, 2016
Arvest online banking
I would give it minus 10 stars, if possible.
Wow.. How do I hate new online banking. Let me count the ways. It is terrible... Graphs are great, for analysis. Give me that on an optional page. Who ever heard of a banking system without an online tally or ledger of daily expenses, for debits and credits!
This could not be worse! Hate, hate, hate it!Is this review helpful?
PReviewed By purplecat Feb 17, 2016
Online banking is the WORST
New online banking system is extremely difficult to maneuver and NOT user friendly. Hate it. Was forced to go with Arvest a few years ago when Bank of America left town and Arvest purchased our accounts. Loved B of A online banking. Initially Arvest was just okay, but since recent "upgrade" it is impossible to use.Is this review helpful?
RReviewed By Randy822 Jan 4, 2016
Always Good Service
I am a bit shocked to see a few bad reviews as that is opposite of my experience with a local branch on Garland Street in Fayetteville. The tellers there have always been very friendly and helpful.Is this review helpful?
KReviewed By kemo56 Dec 23, 2015
Arvest means to be making money from sending an NSF notice by snail mail ... in this way the customer isn't aware of the problem until the problem has a chance to escalate ... insuring more charges to the account i.e. extra money for the share holders. We were surprised to find that we are now dealing with a bank who has not reached the 21st century (basically, what the supervisor told me). Bank of America (which Arvest bought out) sent email notices, when and if there was a problem with your account (such as an nsf of your account or even an nsf of a check you had deposited), so if Arvest does not have this technology then we need to change banks ... the 7 nsf charges and the refusal to take responsibility of the escalation of the problem, has lead us to the decision to take our business to a bank who is in the 21st century ... I was not asking for the refund of all the charges just the ones that would not have happened if your bank had notified us in a timely manner. As you can see from looking at our account, we do not have a problem with nsf or our account ... this was caused by a family emergency and Christmas (which I know is not your problem).Is this review helpful?
TReviewed By Txgurl91 Dec 19, 2015
Worst banking experience ever
Went into the bank newly moved to the state. Had over $2,000 on me and tried to open an account. They asked for my ID, social, phone number, email, address, and previous address. I was thinking this is information to open my checking account. No she was running a credit check without my permission for a checking account. Then proceeded to tell me I can't bank there! Since when does my credit matter for a checking account? And since when can you run peoples credit without their permission? I'm horrified. I left feeling like a loser and totally embarrassed. She was friendly and nice untill she saw my credit score. Then her entire attitude towards me changed. I will never recommend this bank to anyone. And after seeing the reviews I'm glad she didn't let me! Horrible! Absolutely horrible bank and horrible employees.Is this review helpful?