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Arvest Bank, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Expand Debit Card Series

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., (Oct. 16, 2017)— Arvest Bank and the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism are expanding the series of specialty debit cards that feature some of the state’s most scenic and popular attractions for Arkansans and tourists.

Three new specialty cards showcase the Little Rock skyline, Bathhouse Row in Hot Springs and Mississippi River State Park in Northeast Arkansas. Arvest Bank and the state Department of Parks and Tourism collaborated to create the series in 2016, introducing eight original affinity cards.

“The response to these cards has been very strong and that’s a testament to the pride Arkansans have for their state,” said Jason Kincy, spokesman for Arvest Bank. “Knowing that Arkansas has so much more to offer in terms of natural beauty and attractions, we wanted to give our customers access to an even broader suite of destination cards.”

The eight original debit card designs feature images from every area of the state including Blanchard Springs Caverns, Buffalo National River, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Lake Chicot State Park, Lake Ouachita, Petit Jean State Park, The Ridges at Village Creek and Whitaker Point near Boxley.

“As one of the largest banks in Arkansas, and the region, Arvest is a great asset to us in terms of promoting the sites and scenery of the Natural State and we’re excited to be able to expand this project,” said Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

The full suite of Arkansas affinity cards is available to new and current Arvest Bank customers at any bank location across Arkansas, as well as the communities the bank serves in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The cards may be previewed at Arvest.com.

Debit cards are free to customers who open a new account with Arvest or they may be purchased to replace an existing card for $7.50.