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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.

Avoiding Identity Theft & Staying Cyber-Safe

Oct 4th, 2022

As part of National Cybersecurity Month, the following public webinar is available: “Avoiding Identity Theft & Staying Cyber-Safe,” a free, online webinar on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 PM presented by Lee Watson, Founder and CEO of Forge Institute. Learn about current threats to consumers, how to identify potential ‘bad actors’ online and the 10 best practices for staying cyber-safe. Attendance is free, but registration is required. Learn more and register here. This webinar is made possible through a partnership between the Arkansas Financial Education Commission and the Central Arkansas Library System.


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The Great Seal of Arkansas

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 $153 billion as of March 31, 2023. 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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