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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.

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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  

Special Meeting of the State Banking Board, Tuseday, April 13, 2021
Mar 15th, 2021

N O T I C E

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the State Banking Board is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021.  The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the...

Self-Assessment Tool for Mitigating the Risks of Ransomware
Oct 19th, 2020

October 19, 2020
 
 
To: Chief Executive Officer  
Subject: Self-Assessment Tool for Mitigating the Risks of Ransomware 
 
Ransomware has become the top cybersecurity threat today and incidents are in the news almost...

Interagency Guidance - Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Institutions
Jun 24th, 2020

DATE: June 23, 2020
 
TO: Chief Executive Officer
 
FROM: Candace Franks, Bank Commissioner
 
SUBJECT: Interagency Guidance – Effect of COVID -19 Pandemic on Institutions
 
The...

Consumer Guide on Mortgage Relief Options
May 18th, 2020

 
On May 15, 2020, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) released a Consumer Relief Guide with borrowers’ rights to mortgage payment forbearance and foreclosure protection under the federal...

Coronavirus Contingency Plan - UPDATE 4/7/2020
Apr 7th, 2020

DATE: April 7, 2020
 
TO: Chief Executive Officer
 
FROM: Candace Franks, Bank Commissioner
 
SUBJECT: Coronavirus Contingency Plans – UPDATE – April 7, 2020
 
Today, the federal...

Coronavirus Contingency Plan - UPDATE 3/27/2020
Mar 27th, 2020

DATE: March 27, 2020
TO: Chief Executive Officer
FROM: Candace Franks, Bank Commissioner
SUBJECT: Coronavirus Contingency Plans – UPDATE – March 27, 2020
 
I want to thank you and your institutions for...

Coronavirus Contingency Plan - UPDATE 3/23/2020
Mar 23rd, 2020

DATE: March 23, 2020
TO: Chief Executive Officer
FROM: Candace Franks, Bank Commissioner
SUBJECT: Coronavirus Contingency Plans – UPDATE – March 23, 2020
 
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19-Coronavirus pandemic, we...

Coronavirus Contingency Plan - UPDATE 3/18/2020
Mar 18th, 2020

DATE: March 18, 2020
 
TO: Chief Executive Officer
 
FROM: Candace Franks, Bank Commissioner
 
SUBJECT: Coronavirus Contingency Plans – UPDATE – March 18, 2020
 
The Arkansas State...


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 75 banks hold assets of over $131.7 billion as of March 31, 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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