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First Hawaiian Bank Reviews, Rates: CDs, Savings, Money Market, Mortgages

First Hawaiian Bank was first opened in 1858. Since the bank’s opening it has serviced its customers with the best financial products available in Hawaii. This bank is also notorious for being the oldest bank in Hawaii that is still servicing customers today. Based on the amount of large deposits, it is also considered the largest bank in Hawaii. As of 2008, First Hawaiian Bank has a total worth of over $12,500,000 dollars. While First Hawaiian was opened in the great state of Hawaii, it has greatly expanded into other states like Oregon and Washington.

This popular bank is well-known for the way it treats its employees. It is also constantly being rated as a customer favorite for financial institutions. First Hawaiian Bank takes pride in servicing its customers in a professional and courteous manner. They are highly involved in the community and participate in events such as blood and food drives.

Reviews: First Hawaiian Bank Services

First Hawaiian Bank has a unique online system that allows their customers to access financial information whenever they want. They are very well-known for protecting your assets and keeping all your personal information very safe. Their program is highlighted with special software called SiteSecure that identifies the banker and secures all information. Customers freely enjoy online bill pay at no cost to them. These are excellent perks available only to First Hawaiian Bank checking account owners.

First Hawaiian Bank is spread all across the United States and they have several ATM options available to their customers. Even in Hawaii, ATMs are available on every corner to make money more accessible to their customers. There is no ATM fee for First Hawaiian Bank customers. First Hawaiian Bank thrives on knowing their customers are happy so they offer 24/7 Customer Support.

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First Hawaiian Bank offers typical CD terms with all requiring a $1,000.00 minimum opening deposit. For the promotions, the minimum opening deposit is $5,000.00.

First Hawaiian Bank: CD Special Promotions – as of 8/12/11

  • 10-month CD – 0.35% APY
  • 12-month CD – 0.45% APY
  • 36-month CD – 0.75% APY
  • 60-month CD – 1.65% APY

First Hawaiian Bank: Regular CD Rates – as of 8/12/11

  • 6-9 Months
  • $1,000.00 – $14,999.00 – 0.10% APY
  • $15,000.00 – $49,999.00 – .010% APY
  • $50,000.00 and more – 0.10% APY
  • One Year (12 months)
  • $1,000.00 – $14,999.00 – 0.20% APY
  • $15,000.00 – $49,999.00 – 0.25% APY
  • $50,000.00 and more – 0.30% APY

Terms & Conditions: The rates may change after the accounts are opened. Fees could reduce the earnings on the accounts. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. APYs shown do not apply to IRA CDs or Jumbo CDs. These rates cannot be combined with any other promotional rate offer or with a bonus rate such as Priority Banking PlanSM 3 or PrimeTimeSM/PrimeraSM Gold/Platinum. Maximum deposit: $500,000.

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If you need a savings account that can serve the purpose of saving your money, then First Hawaiian Bank offers a Regular Savings and Priority Savings. There are no special gimmicks for these accounts; First Hawaiian Bank wants to truly help their customers.

The Regular and Priority Savings require a $100.00 minimum opening deposit or just $5.00 with Direct Deposit. There is no monthly service charge as long as you maintain the $300.00 minimum daily balance; otherwise the fee is $4.50 for Regular and $4.00 for Priority.

The YesSavingsSM account requires a $100.00 minimum opening deposit or just $5.00 with Direct Deposit. There is not monthly service charge as long as you maintain the $500.00 minimum daily balance or if you earn the premium YesSavings rate; otherwise the fee is $5.00.

First Hawaiian Bank: Regular Savings Account Rates – as of 8/12/11

  • N/A for balance range – 0.05% APY

First Hawaiian Bank: Priority Savings Account Rates – as of 8/12/11

  • $0 – $10,000 – 0.05% APY
  • $10,000 – $24,999.99 – 0.10% APY
  • $25,000 and more – 0.15% APY
  • No rates were available for YesSavingsSM.

Terms & Conditions: The rates may change after the accounts are opened. Fees could reduce the earnings on the accounts.

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First Hawaiian Bank offers various ways to increase your savings and do so by providing MaxiMizerSM Savings and Money MarketCheckingSM. The MaxiMizerSM Savings is ideal for those who want to earn money market interest rates and the convenience of limited telephone access. The same goes with Money Market CheckingSM, but with limited check access.

First Hawaiian Bank: MaxiMizerSM Savings & Money Market CheckingSM – as of 2/1/11 (service charges)

  • Minimum deposit to open: $1,000.00
  • Monthly charge: $8 – waived if the $1,000.00 balance is maintained or a $2,500.00 average daily balance
  • Perks: Free online banking

First Hawaiian Bank: MaxiMizerSM Savings & Money Market CheckingSM Rates – as of 8/12/11

  • $0 – $2,500.00 – 0.05% APY
  • $2,500.00 – $24,999.99 – 0.10% APY
  • $25,000.00 – $99,999.99 – 0.10% APY
  • $100,000.00 – $499,999.99 – 0.10% APY
  • $500,000.00 – $999,999.99 – 0.10% APY
  • $1,000,000.00 and more – 0.15% APY

Terms of ConditionsThe rates may change after the accounts are opened. Fees could reduce the earnings on the accounts.

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First Hawaiian Bank only offers mortgage rates in the state of Hawaii and Guam, but these rates are competitive. They solely believe in the power of helping others achieving their home ownership goals. On their website, they provide detailed descriptions one should take to make sure they can afford a mortgage and also other helpful resources.

First Hawaiian Bank: Current Interest Rates for Hawaii – as of 8/12/11

  • 30-yr fixed rate – 3.690%, 3.750%, 4.000% Interest Rate – 1.750, 1.250, 0.000 Points – 3.86%, 3.88%, 4.02% APR – $4.56, $4.63, $4.77 per $1,000 borrowed
  • 15-yr fixed rate – 2.900%, 3.000%, 3.250% Interest Rate – 2.000, 1.250, 0.000 Points – 3.23%, 3.22%, 3.29% APR – $6.85, $6.91, $7.03 per $1,000 borrowed
  • 1-yr ARM – 2.000%, 2.625%, 3.250%, 2.500% Interest Rate – 2.000, 1.000, 0.000, 2.000 Points, 3.10%, 3.07%, 3.02%, 3.07% APR – $3.76, $4.02, $4.35, $3.95 per $1,000 borrowed
  • 3-yr ARM – 2.500%, 3.000%, 3.375% Interest Rate, 2.000, 1.000, 0.000 Points, 3.07%, 3.10%, 3.08% APR – $3.95, $4.22, $4.42 per $1,000 borrowed
  • 5-yr ARM – 3.250%, 3.625%, 4.000% Interest Rate – 2.000, 1.000, 0.000 Points – 3.27%, 3.32%, 3.36% APR – $4.35, $4.56, $4.77 per $1,000 borrowed
  • 10-yr ARM – 4.125%, 4.500%, 4.750% Interest Rate – 2.000, 1.000, 0.000 Points – 3.89%, 4.05%, 4.18% APR – $4.85, $5.07, $5.22 per $1,000 borrowed

First Hawaiian Bank: Current Interest Rates for Guam – as of 8/12/11

  • 30-yr fixed rate – 3.690%, 3.750%, 4.000% Interest Rate – 1.750, 1.250, 0.000 Points – 3.86%, 3.88%, 4.02% APR – $4.56, $4.63, $4.77 per $1,000 borrowed
  • 15-yr fixed rate – 2.900%, 3.000%, 3.250% Interest Rate – 2.000, 1.250, 0.000 Points – 3.23%, 3.22%, 3.29% APR – $6.85, $6.91, $7.03 per $1,000 borrowed
  • 1-yr ARM – 2.375%, 3.000% Interest Rate – 2.000, 1.000 Points – 3.13%, 3.10% APR – $3.89, $4.22 per $1,000 borrowed
  • 3-yr ARM – 2.875%, 3.375% Interest Rate – 2.000, 1.000 Points – 3.15%, 3.18% APR – $4.15, $4.42 per $1,000 borrowed
  • 5-yr ARM – 3.625%, 4.000% Interest Rate – 2.000, 1.000 Points – 3.73%, 3.62% APR – $4.56, $4.77 per $1,000 borrowed
  • 10-yr ARM – 4.500%, 4.875% Interest Rate – 2.000, 1.000 Points – 4.01%, 4.17% APR – $5.07, $5.29 per $1,000 borrowed

Terms & ConditionsOwner occupant rates are subject to change at anytime and are based on a 30-day commitment. The Monthly Principal and Interest payments are calculated on a loan with 20% down payment and based on the respective rates and terms indicated. Examples of the Annual Percentage Rate (APR) are based on the respective rate, related fees and associated expenses.

*Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) adjust annually after initial fixed period. Annual adjustments for the 1, 3, 5 and 10 year Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) are based on the weekly average yield on the 1-year LIBOR Index, currently 0.77 as of 08/12/2011 plus a margin of 2.25% for owner-occupant, 3.250% for investors. Adjustable Rate Mortgage rates are subject to increase after consummation.

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