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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.

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, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Heartland Bank was a subsidiary of Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and was acquired by Simmons Bank through an after the fact change in control for debts previously contracted on August 28, 2017.

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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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