JOPLIN, MO.--- Its been nine days since the government shutdown and many federal employees are still out of work. Even though congress can't reach a consensus, Arvest Bank is working to help government employees. They are now offering customers affected directly by the government shutdown, an opportunity to defer their mortgage loan payments. The program is also being offered to consumer loan customers. When the shutdown ends, Arvest Bank will assist customers in the planning process to make up the deferred payments.
Mortgage Loan Manager Cheryl Roderique says Arvest Bank does not want to penalize their customers. "Arvest knows that the government shutdown is not our customers fault, and we want to be here to help them when their income has been impacted by the shutdown. We want them to know that we're here to help and we've got options for them if they just give us a call."
If you think you might be eligible for assistance, you are encouraged to call Arvest Bank's customer service numbers at 1-800-232-5524
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