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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.


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 Bank Board Meeting Cancelled
Jul 10th, 2017


            Notice is hereby given that the Regular Meeting of the State Banking Board scheduled for Thursday July 20, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the...

State Bank Board Special Meeting
Jul 5th, 2017

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the State Banking Board is scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2017.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room of the Arkansas State Bank...

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...

FDIC Implements Regulatory Assistance Plan For Areas In Arkansas Affected by Severe Weather
Jun 19th, 2017

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced initiatives on June 19, 2017, to provide regulatory assistance to financial institutions in - and to facilitate the recovery of - areas in Arkansas affected by severe weather this spring.

Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Will Open Research and Policy Conference in 2017
Jun 16th, 2017

Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen will deliver opening remarks at the "Community Banking in the 21st Century" research and policy conference in October.

The fifth annual conference, co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve System and...

New Staffing Announced
May 22nd, 2017

The Arkansas State Bank Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Dharmin Patel to Bank Exam Manager for one of our Little Rock Examination groups on May 22, 2017.

FS-ISAC Plans Cyber Exercise
May 5th, 2017

The Financial Services-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) is planning a Cyber-Attack Against Payment Systems exercise session twice in September.  Regulated financial institutions in North America can participate at no cost in sessions on September 12-13 or September...

CSBS Releases BSA/AML Self-Assessment Tool for Banks and Non-depository Financial Institutions
Feb 2nd, 2017

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) has developed a Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Self-Assessment Tool for banks and non-depository financial institutions.

Although Bank Department examiners will utilize the tool as part of their review of...

Governor Hutchinson Appoints David Leech of Stuttgart to State Banking Board
Feb 2nd, 2017

David Leech of Stuttgart, a retired retail grocer and member of the board of directors of McGehee Bank, has been appointed to the State Banking Board.  Leech’s appointment by Governor Asa Hutchinson was effective as of January...