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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 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  

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

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...

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 $132.4 billion as of June 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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