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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 the Fintech Industry Advisory Panel.  The Advisory Panel will engage with the CSBS Emerging Payments and Innovation Task Force and other state regulators to identify actionable steps for improving state licensing, regulation, and non-depository supervision and for supporting innovation in financial services. 

If you are interested in serving on the panel, check on the links below to submit a Statements of Interest. 

  • Click here to see the press release.
  • Click here to access the online portal for submitting Statements of Interest.

The period for submitting Statements of Interest ends Friday, July 28.

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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 80 banks hold assets of $90.1 billion as of September 30, 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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