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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 safer 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 Aa3 by Moody’s Investors Service for Long-Term Deposits.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 Becomes Market Leader for Deposits in Hawaii

Based on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) annual Summary of Deposits analysis, Bank of Hawaii has the largest share of FDIC-insured deposits of any financial institution in the state of Hawaii.

“Our island communities have been faced with unprecedented uncertainty and challenge over the past eighteen months. Our team is grateful for the trust our customers have shown in us by storing their hard-earned savings with us in ever growing proportions,” Bank of Hawaii Chairman, President and CEO Peter Ho said.

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 June 7, 2021.

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