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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.

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Conversion of Helena National Bank, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
Oct 18th, 2018

The Arkansas State Banking Board approved the conversion of Helena National Bank, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas to an Arkansas state-chartered bank to be known as HNB Bank, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.  The...

State Banking Board Meeting
Sep 10th, 2018

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the State Banking Board is scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 2018.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room of the...

New Staffing Announced
Sep 7th, 2018

Jessica Wallace rejoined our staff on August 27 as the agency's Chief Fiscal Officer.  A 1999 graduate of Lyon College, with a major in Economics, Jessica will work in our Little Rock Office.

CECL Q&A Webinar for Community Banks
Jul 18th, 2018

DATE: July 17, 2018
 
TO: Chief Executive Officer of the Institution Addressed
 
FROM: Candace Franks, Bank Commissioner
 
SUBJECT: CECL Q&A Webinar for Community Bankers
 
The FRB, FDIC, and the OCC, in...

Conversion of Armor Bank, N.A., Forrest City
Jun 28th, 2018

The Arkansas State Banking Board approved the conversion of Armor Bank, N.A., Forrest City, Arkansas to an Arkansas state-chartered bank to be known as Armor Bank, Forrest City, Arkansas. The charter was granted June 28, 2018.

Notice Of Cancellation
Jun 25th, 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Regular Meeting of the State Banking Board scheduled for Thursday July 26, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the State Bank Department, 400 Hardin Road, Suite 100, Little...

State Bank Board Special Meeting
May 22nd, 2018

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the State Banking Board is scheduled for Thursday, June 28, 2018.  The meeting will be held at...


The Great Seal of Arkansas

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 78 banks hold assets of $98.9 billion as of September 30, 2018. 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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