Arvest Bank Group owns and operates the banking chain of Arvest Bank throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma and southern Missouri. The group provides financial services and offers a diversified line of products and services to consumers and businesses that include demand, savings and time deposits, consumer finance, online banking, mortgage lending and commercial banking throughout its market area. Each Arvest Bank has its own management team and local board of directors that make loan decisions and set deposit rates. The company has total assets of more than $7 billion and nearly 4,500 employees. The group traces its roots back to 1961 when the majority shareholders purchased a majority interest in the Bank of Bentonville. Arvest Bank Group is headquartered in Rogers, Ark., and operates more than 200 branches and hundreds of automated teller machine locations.