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Put your trust in our strength.

Weathering any storm for nearly 125 years.

Since 1897, Bank of Hawaii has helped the communities we serve weather many storms. Today, as we face the COVID-19 crisis together, Bank of Hawaii stands strong and ready as ever.

Bank of Hawaii is one of America’s safest banks, according to Moody’s Investors Service. And, as the only bank in Hawaii that’s been consistently ranked one of America’s “Best Banks” by Forbes magazine, you can rest easy knowing Bank of Hawaii has the experience and expertise to protect your hard-earned money. So when times get rough, do what local families have done for nearly 125 years—count on the safe, steady hand of Bank of Hawaii.

Financial strength recognized around the world

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Bank of Hawaii is rated Aa2 by Moody’s Investors Service for Long-Term Deposits, placing it among the top 10 financial institutions in the nation.1

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Ranked one of “America’s Best Banks” for the past 11 years by Forbes magazine.

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One of the fifth-highest rated banks in the nation by Consumer Reports in 2018.

Forbes Names Bank of Hawaii Among Best Banks

Bank of Hawaii was named by Forbes magazine as one of the World’s Best Banks.

The list ranks the world’s best banks by country according to customer surveys. Bank of Hawaii was ranked 26th out of 60 banks in the U.S. Other Hawaii banks making the list were Central Pacific Financial at 39th and American Savings Bank at 49th. San Antonio-based USAA was ranked first in the U.S.

Bank of Hawaii’s Credit Rating Among Highest in Nation

Bank of Hawaii has been rated among the top 15 financial institutions in the nation and the highest in Hawaii by Moody’s Investors Service.

“The deposit rating is particularly important for our large commercial customers since it is indicative of the bank’s safety and soundness and ability to safeguard any deposit obligations,” Bank of Hawaii Chairman, President and CEO Peter Ho said.

Hawaii’s highest-rated financial institution

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Bank of Hawaii is the highest-rated financial institution in the Islands as rated by Moody’s Investors Service.1

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Voted “Best Bank” in each of the past nine years by Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers in the “People’s Choice” awards.

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Voted “Best Financial Institution” by Honolulu Magazine readers in 2019.

Committed to community

Building a better tomorrow

We care about helping everyone in our community build a better future. That’s why we show our commitment by sponsoring important programs, funding affordable housing projects, partnering with volunteers and providing grants to organizations we believe in.


Connected through Kōkua

Bank of Hawaii Community Report 2018


Our community support in 2018 reflected a range of interests from our employees and the needs of our community.


We work with local foundations to support programs in our community. One way is through private charitable grants.

2020 Annual Report

Investor Relations




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Careers that support our community

In critical times, we provide essential services to our customers and community. Be part of our our 'ohana, serving our community.

1As of February 28, 2020, Bank of Hawaii was ranked No. 6 in the U.S. for Long-Term Deposits by Moody’s Investors Service.

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