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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.

CSBS Survey Shows Pandemic Impact on Community Banks

Sep 28th, 2021

Washington D.C. – The lingering effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on local economies has created a new concern for community banks: historic levels of deposits and narrow net interest margins, according to the Conference of State Bank Supervisors’ (CSBS) eighth annual national community bank survey.

CSBS Survey Shows Pandemic Impact on Community Banks | CSBS

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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 73 banks hold assets of over $132.4 billion as of June 30, 2021. 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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