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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.



Unless otherwise specified in the application, only one original application should be submitted to the Arkansas State Bank Department.  Completed forms must be submitted to the Department physically (by mail or personal delivery).

Arkansas State Bank Department application forms are available on this website in two formats:

Microsoft Word  -  Forms in this format can be completed on your computer provided you have Microsoft Word 2000 or a more recent version.

Adobe Acrobat  -  Acrobat Reader software (free) is required to use applications in this format.  You cannot fill out these forms on your computer.  You must print out the forms and complete them.


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The State Bank Department was created by Act 113 of 1913. The Department is charged with regulating state-chartered commercial banks with main offices in Arkansas. These 73 banks hold assets of over $162 billion as of March 31, 2024. 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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