Been a customer for years. Always loved the great hours, the good tellers at least here in Tulsa. They have been a good bank. My problems have always been with management here though. Granted they move on and up that's cool. What's with the attitude that the personnel have personaly been responsible for the banking system and that we the customers should feel lucky to deal with them. Has the govt taken over the banks??? Do I bank at the post office??? Arvest does have good marketing and hours etc. I'll give them that. Recvently they closed my account because they didn't like how I talked, specifically I described someone as gay looking. Is gay a dirty nasty thing or lifestyle to be muffled. Well, maybe. The assistant at 43rd and Garnett said I could not say "Gay" and I needed to leave the bank. I was not rude believe me. That day she plaed a hold on my account for $201,500 leaving my account closed and me unable to access my money (this is after they placed a hold on a small check for over a week which was the reason I visited).
Apparently the Constitution was replaced with this lady's own personal negative thoughts of gay people because I sure wasn't being ugly only descriptive.
Well no one in Tulsa cared either and I called corporate in Fayetteville to see if they could end this and I'm crossing my fingers and still unable to access my money. I wan't to go to work but really feel disturbed by this. I really thinnk the world needs to wake up.
The unfortunate issue with websites like these is that most people who seek to write a review are upset and want to vent about something. The truth is arvest is a great bank. They honestly care about their customers, and will work to fix any problems they can. They also have some of the lowest banking fees around. Their nsf fee is only $17, one of the lowest in the country. Plus their cutoff time is at 8 pm instead of in the middle of the day like many competitors. This leaves you more time to make a deposit to clear up any negative before a fee hits. If you have questions regarding their customer service see JDpower. Com. They have won the "highest customer satisfaction with retail banking" several times including during 2012 and 2013. Every time i go in a branch everyone is very friendly, and greets me by name. If i have a question they quickly get me an answer. Arvest is also a very stable company. They have never needed assistance through any economically hard times. They seem to make sound business decision so i know i can trust them with my money.
I have never had such a terrible experience with a Bank except at ARVEST, they truly are practicing fraud. In my case they went back two weeks , rearranged all large incoming charges to go through , thereby causing multiple overdrafts for smaller pos charges. This is the scheme they practice and someone should file a class action lawsuit against them.