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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.

Mortgage Corporations/Brokers Information


The Arkansas State Bank Department regulates only those mortgage corporations/brokers which are subsidiaries of commercial banks chartered by the State of Arkansas.  The Office of the Controller of the Currency (OCC) regulates mortgage corporations/brokers that are subsidiaries of national banks.  Mortgage corporations/brokers that are subsidiaries of commercial banks chartered by states other than Arkansas are regulated by the state in which the bank is chartered.  Mortgage corporations/brokers that are independent are regulated by the Arkansas Securities Department (ASD). 

The ASD also regulates state chartered credit unions, savings and loan institutions, money transmitters and check cashers (in some cases). 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

Arkansas Securities Department (ASD)