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Arkansas State Bank Department

The mission of ASBD is to maintain a legal and regulatory structure for Arkansas's financial industry. This structure provides the public with convenient, safe and competitive banking, which fosters economic development within this State. Our mission is accomplished through efficient allocation of available human and other resources existing in our Examination, Information Technology and Administrative Services Divisions.


New Staffing Announced
Feb 12th, 2018

Chance Brown joined our staff on February 12, 2018 as an Administrative Analyst.  A 2018 graduate of Arkansas State University with a BS degree in Business Administration, Chance will work in our Little Rock Office.

Staff Promotions Announced
Feb 5th, 2018

Micheal Green was promoted to Bank Exam Manager effective February 5, 2018.

Self Exam Manual revised
Jan 24th, 2018

The most recent version of the Arkansas State Bank Department's Self Exam Manual was released today.  

New Staffing Announced
Jan 22nd, 2018

J. B. Maus joined our staff on January 22, 2018 as a Bank Examiner Trainee.  A 2017 graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a Masters degree in Business Administration, J. B. will work in our...

Legal Lending Limit Memorandum Amended
Dec 8th, 2017

Commissioner Franks issued a Memorandum today amending her Memorandum dated December 5, 2017, concerning Legal Lending Limits .  

Legal Lending Limit Memorandum
Dec 5th, 2017

Commissioner Franks issued a Memorandum today on the subject of Legal Lending Limits .  

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The State Bank Department was created by Act 113 of 1913. The Department is charged with regulating commercial banks with main offices in Arkansas. These 80 banks hold assets of $90.1 billion as of September 30, 2017. The Department also is charged with supervising the bank holding companies of Arkansas state-chartered banks; state-chartered trust companies; regional and county industrial development corporations; industrial loan institutions; and capital development companies. The Department operates to ensure the safety and soundness of, and public confidence in, these institutions and organizations.

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