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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.


Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual Update
Dec 3rd, 2021

Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual Update

Special Meeting of the State Banking Board, Thursday, December 16, 2021
Nov 8th, 2021


Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the State Banking Board is scheduled for Thursday, December 16, 2021.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Diamond Mine...

How can you keep your bank secure from cyber-attacks?
Oct 15th, 2021

As mentioned in my October 1st email, during Cybersecurity Awareness Month I want to share information that I hope you and your institution will find helpful as you work daily to address the increasing need for response...

Arkansas State Bank Commissioner Susannah Marshall discusses the SAFER AR Act
Oct 13th, 2021

Susannah explains what the law means for banks and customers when it comes to ensuring vulnerable populations aren't exploited.


October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Oct 4th, 2021

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is observed annually each October to encourage consumers and businesses to take steps to protect themselves from cyberattacks.  Below are a few points I believe are important to share with each Arkansas bank:


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...

Cybersecurity Updates
Aug 26th, 2021

TO:                  Chief Executive Officer of the Institution Addressed

FROM:            Susannah T. Marshall, Bank Commissioner

RE:                  Cybersecurity Updates

DATE:            August 26, 2021

Joint Treasury and DHS Ransomware Letter to Industry

Last week,...

FFIEC Issues Guidance on Authentication and Access to Financial Institution Services and Systems
Aug 11th, 2021

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), on behalf of its members, today issued...

CSBS Press Release
May 19th, 2021

Washington, D.C. – The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced the election of Montana Commissioner of Banking and Financial Institutions Melanie Hall as the new chair of the CSBS Board of Directors.  CSBS also elected...

Marshall Appointed to FFIEC State Liaison Committee
Apr 1st, 2021

Marshall Appointed to FFIEC State Liaison Committee, Allard and Pleger Re-Appointed  

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 $133.1 billion as of September 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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