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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.


State Bank Board Special Meeting
Mar 27th, 2018


Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the State Banking Board is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, 2018.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room of the...

State Bank Board Meeting Cancelled
Mar 27th, 2018


Notice is hereby given that the Regular Meeting of the State Banking Board scheduled for Thursday April 19, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the State Bank Department, 400...

New Staffing Announced
Mar 26th, 2018

Derek G. Harvey joined our staff on March 26, 2018 as a Bank Examiner Trainee.  A 2017 graduate of Arkansas State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, Derek will work in our Little Rock...

Financial Institution Update
Mar 19th, 2018

Heartland Bank, Little Rock, Arkansas, was voluntary liquidated in accordance with A.C.A.§23-49-119 and Heartland Bank’s charter was cancelled at the close of business on March 9, 2018. All deposits of Heartland Bank were assumed by Relyance Bank,...

New Staffing Announced
Mar 5th, 2018

Darren G. Barry joined our staff on March 5, 2018 as a Bank Senior Examiner.  A 2004 graduate of the Webster University, with a Masters degree in Computer Resources & Information Management, Darren will work in our...

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 .  

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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 79 banks hold assets of $90.2 billion as of December 31, 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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