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1 out of 5 marks

Reviewed by hercules12345

Apr 9th 2011

Arvest disobeys the law!

Back in 2009, the IRS sent Lindsey Mgt. Company, Inc. a third party summons requesting the bank name and account number of the account from which my rent is drafted. Well, I live with my brother and it is HIS account the rent is drafted from. I thought I was safe. However, Lindsey Mgt. told me that unless I filed a Petition to Quash the summons, they would comply. (Perhaps because my name is on the lease.) So I did and I lost. IRS got the bank name (Arvest) and the account number (my brother's). Then they send a third party summons to Arvest asking them to turn over multiple years of bank statements from MY BROTHER'S ACCOUNT! No matter that the Summons had my name on it and their privacy policy states that they wouldn't do it and even the local Harrison, AR branch mgr. said that they wouldn't, they did it anyway. Arvest bank honored a third party summons directed at me and turned over bank statements from an account I had NO signing authority over. My brother's personal privacy was violated!

Previous to this I had my account information turned over to the IRS for one year without so much as a "by your leave" within one week of the date on the Summons. The IRC gives a period of 20 days for a target of a third party summons to file a Petition to Quash in federal court, but I wasn't even afforded the opportunity. Marvelous customer service! Subsequently, I closed my account.

I WILL NEVER HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT WITH THESE SCOUNDRELS AGAIN! In fact, I can do just fine without a bank account, thank you very much!

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Reviewed by mdafaiz

Dec 10th 2014

4 out of 5 marks

Transfer Money One Arvest Bank To Another Arvest Bank

I like everything about arvest bank. Customer service , all the branch and more except - there is no options to transfer money one arvest bank to another arvest bank account.

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Reviewed by 2findthesafestbank

Nov 13th 2014

5 out of 5 marks

This Bank Is A Good Bank

Although no bank is perfect, as nothing that has people running it could be. This bank is in the tops. For one, they did not take government bailout money (as the largest banks did). They didn't need to because they did not make a lot of bad loans. That says a lot! They are not nation wide, i think they are in 4 states now. I read that the are the largest bank in arkansas though. I have moved but have decided to keep my account after all the research i have done on banks. With this economy you want to be sure your money is in a safe bank. I can do online and photo check dept. And i have no problem with anything.

When i bought a house, they serviced my loan too through Arvest Mortgage. That was nice because i've heard horror stories about mortgage loans from friends and clients who had home loans with bank of america. As i already stated, they are not perfect, but i would say compared to many others, they rate very well in all areas of banking.

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