By Bear State Bank

Bear State + Arvest

  1. Same Bear. Bigger Den.


Updated April 20, 2018

Change is in the Bear. As you’ve probably heard, our big change at Bear State Bank is that as of April 20, 2018, we are now part of Arvest Bank.

Arvest is a lot like Bear State. We’re both Arkansas-chartered banks that invest heavily in the communities we’re privileged to serve. That’s what good community bankers do.

What does this mean for you?   While we are officially one bank, we’ll continue to operate as Bear State until sometime this fall when Bear State branches, accounts and operations transition to Arvest.  For now, it’s banking as usual. Please continue to use your Bear State checking accounts and debit cards, and access your accounts through online and mobile banking or by stopping by any Bear State branch. You can also call your local Bear State branch or the Solutions Center at 866-242-3324.

You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers!

To find quick answers to common questions about your transition from Bear State to Arvest, visit  From there, simply enter your question or keyword in the “Ask Arvest” box and click ask!


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