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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.


Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Employer Accelerator
Aug 24th, 2022

Cyber threats grow daily. It is estimated that the U.S. has over 700,000...

AFEC & CALS 2022 Financial Education Series
Aug 12th, 2022

The Arkansas Financial Education Commission and the Central Arkansas Library System have partnered to offer a free virtual financial education series. The...

FDIC Issues Advisory on Crypto
Jul 29th, 2022

Washington - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation(FDIC) published the following advisory related to Cryptocurrency.

New State Bank Charter
Jul 5th, 2022

Congratulations to The Bank of 1889, Berryville, Arkansas.  The First National Bank of North Arkansas, Berryville, Arkansas converted from a National Bank to a State-Chartered Bank.  The State Banking Board approved the application on June 28, 2022.


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

Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual Update

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.


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 74 banks hold assets of over $147.1 billion as of June 30, 2022. 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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