How to set up your direct deposit

Set it and forget it

Whether it’s your first paycheck or a monthly government check, direct deposit is the easiest and fastest way to get paid. You won’t need to worry about losing a paper check and you’ll get same day access to your funds without stepping foot in a branch.

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It’s fast

Access your funds on the same day they’re deposited

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It’s safe

You’ll never need to worry about checks being misplaced

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It’s easy

Your funds will automatically be deposited each payday

Setting up your direct deposit is as easy as 1, 2, 3

How to set up direct deposit for your paycheck:

  1. Fill out the form
    Check with your employer’s payroll department for a copy of their direct deposit sign up form or download the Bank of Hawaii Direct Deposit Form.
  2. Turn it in to your employer
    Your employer may also require a voided check with the form. Simply write “VOID” across a blank check and attach it to your form.
  3. Monitor Your Account
    Keep an eye out for your first deposit. This may take several weeks to go into effect. Once you see your first deposit, you’re all set!

How to set up direct deposit for government benefits such as social security:

  1. Enroll online at or call the Social Security Administration tollfree at 1-800-333-1795.
  2. Monitor your account for your first deposit.

Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly will my direct deposit go into effect?

This can take up to one to two pay cycles and will vary by employer.

What if my employer needs a voided check but my EASE account doesn’t include check writing?

Download the EASE by Bank of Hawaii direct deposit form here.

How do I find my routing and account number?

Account Number:

You may find your account number on your checks, your account statement, or by calling 808-643-3888 in Hawaii, 1-877-553-2424 in Guam and Saipan, or 1-680-488-3338 in Palau

Bank of Hawaii routing numbers:

  • State of Hawaii Branches: 121301028
  • Guam & Saipan Branches 121405018


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