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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.


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 .  

State Bank Board Special Meeting
Nov 15th, 2017

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the State Banking Board by is scheduled for Thursday, December 7, 2017.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room of the Arkansas State...

Self Exam Manual revised
Oct 30th, 2017

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

Fintech Industry Advisory Panel Invitation
Jul 17th, 2017

As part of Vision 2020, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors Board approved creation of the CSBS Fintech Industry Advisory Panel.  On June 29, CSBS began seeking Statements of Interest from companies interested in being part of...

State Regulators and U.S. Secret Service Issue Industry Best Practices for Combating Cyber Crime
Jun 28th, 2017

State bank regulators, jointly with the United States Secret Service, on June 28 released banker "best practices" for managing the risk of certain cyber threats.

The best practices were developed by the Bankers Electronic...

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 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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