News Archive


Home Equity in Hawaii: How and When to Use It

Thursday, December 02, 2021

With home values in Hawaii on the rise, your home's equity could be worth more than you thought. Equity in your home is the amount of the property tha...
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What a Business Credit Card Can Do for You

Monday, November 29, 2021

As a business owner, managing your cash flow is probably one of your biggest priorities. Many business owners find that they need extra cash to cove...
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Credit Cards vs. Debit Cards - What's the Difference?

Monday, November 15, 2021

Credit and debit cards often look nearly identical at first glance. When someone pulls a card out in the checkout line, you may not know if they’re us...
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Choosing the Right Credit Card for You

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Are you in the market for a new credit card? With all the options available, it’s hard to know which one is right for you. At American Savings Bank, w...
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#ASBPride: Ryan's Story - The Power of Our Voices

Monday, October 25, 2021

Honolulu Pride Month is coming to an end but our support for teammates and customers with diverse backgrounds and sexual orientations continues year-r...
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#ASBPride: Manaola’s Story – The Search for Happiness

Monday, October 18, 2021

At American Savings Bank, we embrace and support customers and teammates from all backgrounds and sexual orientations. This diversity provides us with...
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#ASBPride: Elisia’s Story – Returning Home with Pride

Thursday, October 14, 2021

American Savings Bank is committed to creating a diverse, respectful and inclusive company for our teammates and customers. We want people from all wa...
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Be Aware of Ransomware

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Ransomware is a form of malware designed to hold a victim’s files and device hostage until they’ve paid the demanded ransom. We’re here to help you le...
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Step Up Your Game with These Cybersecurity Tips

Friday, October 08, 2021

With October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Levi Carias, Director of Information Security, joins HI Now Daily to share tips and onlin...
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Stay Alert with #BanksNeverAskThat Tips and Tools

Friday, October 01, 2021

With October being National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we’ve joined with the American Bankers Association and banks across the country in a nation...
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#ASBPride: John's Story - Embracing Your Pride

Friday, October 01, 2021

At American Savings Bank, individuals from all backgrounds, interests and sexual orientations are celebrated and supported. It’s important that we cre...
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Free Vaccination Clinics at Aala Park on Sept. 12 and Oct. 3

Thursday, September 09, 2021

ASB is committed to doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community. We are partnering with Hawaii Pacific Health to host two FREE COVI...
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Getting Started with Clean Energy Financing

Monday, August 30, 2021

More and more homeowners in Hawaii are choosing to go green when powering their homes. Installing solar or other clean energy systems to power your ho...
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Boost Your Financial Health – Take Our Enhanced Financial Checkup!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Living in paradise isn’t cheap. On top of everyday expenses such as buying groceries and filling up gas, it may seem impossible to save enough money t...
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Do You Have Enough Home Equity in Your Home to Refinance?

Monday, August 23, 2021

Do you want to refinance your mortgage? Whether you want to lower your interest rate or get rid of mortgage insurance, you’ll likely need to have equi...
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Moving to Hawaii? 5 Tips for Purchasing a Property in Hawaii

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Hawaii draws new residents from across the country and around the world with its warm beaches, rich and historic culture, and sun-soaked weather. Howe...
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Banking Basics for Teens

Monday, August 16, 2021

PICTURE THIS: You’re about to start a summer job and your boss asks you for your bank information so you can deposit your paycheck right into your ban...
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American Savings Bank Opens Kapaa Digital Center

Monday, August 09, 2021

American Savings Bank held a blessing ceremony today at its Kapaa Digital Center, located at 4-831 Kuhio Highway, Suite 150. This is the fourth and fi...
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Make Banking Easy With ASB Mobile Banking

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

We’re on a mission to make banking easy for customers anytime, anywhere. Ari Haiola, Consumer Product Strategy Analyst, recently joined HI Now Daily t...
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Buying a Condo in Hawaii: What to Think About When Purchasing Your Vacation Home

Monday, August 02, 2021

Sparkling blue water, soft sand beaches, and exciting local culture make Hawaii a go-to destination for vacationers from around the world. Maybe you’v...
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Detect and Deflect Identity Theft

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Identity thieves are continuously finding new ways to steal your information, but we can help you remain one step ahead and avoid their tricks. Identi...
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How to Calculate the Equity in Your Hawaii Home

Monday, July 26, 2021

Your home’s equity is the difference between what you owe on your mortgage and what your home is currently worth. In Hawaii, many homeowners decide to...
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Budgeting Tools to Help You Get Started

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Do you want to have more control over your finances? Are you looking for a way to make reaching financial goals easier? There’s no magic wand when i...
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New Honolulu Walmart Digital Center Open

Friday, July 16, 2021

Customers can complete all of their cash transactions, including deposits, withdrawals, balance inquiries, and more at the full-service multi-denomina...
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Meet Our Newest Lo‘i Gallery Artists

Friday, July 16, 2021

American Savings Bank’s Lo‘i Gallery is proud to introduce three new talented artists, each offering a unique perspective of and homage to the peopl...
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Breaking Down Different Types of Bank Accounts

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Opening a bank account is one of the most important decisions you can make, so it's important to have all the facts. Lance Masuda, Director of Custome...
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Online Banking vs. Traditional Banking: What's the difference?

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The rise of technology in recent years has also led to new ways to bank — online via web browsers and smartphone applications. Online banking has beco...
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Unlocking the Benefits of a CD (Certificate of Deposit)

Monday, June 07, 2021

Savings accounts aren’t the only option you have when saving for the future. A Certificate of Deposit (CD) can also help you reach your goals. CDs com...
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ASB Is Proud to Celebrate National LGBTQ Pride Month

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Happy National LGBTQ Pride Month! We’re proud to support the LGBTQ community all year long – including during National LGBTQ Pride Month every June an...
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Comparing Mortgage Rates in Hawaii

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Shopping for a home in Hawaii? Comparing mortgage rates is an important step in the home buying process. A lower interest rate could potentially sav...
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Do Checking Accounts and Savings Accounts Impact Your Credit Score?

Monday, May 24, 2021

In short, checking and savings accounts (e.g., deposit accounts) do not impact your credit score. But, that doesn’t mean you should neglect your depos...
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Checking Accounts vs. Savings Accounts: What's the Difference?

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Both checking and savings accounts come with features that can benefit your financial health. Unsure what the difference is, or what’s right for you...
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The Ins & Outs of Business Loans

Monday, May 17, 2021

Are you a business owner? A business loan can help you to cover unexpected expenses, explore a new market or grow your company. No matter what your dr...
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How to Save for Your Business

Friday, May 14, 2021

Owning your own business is exciting, but navigating the financial pieces can be challenging. Separating your business and personal expenses can hel...
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American Savings Bank Promotes David Oyadomari to Executive Vice President, Customer Experience & Operations

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

American Savings Bank has promoted David Oyadomari from Senior Vice President, Director of Customer Experience to Executive Vice President, Customer E...
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Managing Debt in College and Beyond

Monday, May 10, 2021

The cost of higher education continues to be on the rise, with student loan debt becoming increasingly common among younger generations. Learning ho...
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Are You a Business Owner? Why You Need a Business Checking Account

Friday, May 07, 2021

Are you starting up a new business? We’re here to help! One of the ways we help businesses manage their finances is by offering different types of bus...
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Tips to Manage Your Credit

Thursday, May 06, 2021

Understanding your credit score and figuring out how to improve your credit may sometimes feel daunting, but it’s something that’s necessary, as it ca...
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American Savings Bank President and CEO Rich Wacker Announces His Departure; Executive Vice President of Operations Ann Teranishi Named as Wacker’s Successor

Thursday, May 06, 2021

American Savings Bank (ASB) announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Rich Wacker will leave the company to pursue other interests. T...
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Benefits of a Business Banker

Monday, May 03, 2021

Running a small business often means wearing many hats: you might be the founder, head of marketing, human resources manager and IT department of your...
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Get to Know Personal Loans

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Do you have a major purchase coming up, need to pay off debt or have an unexpected expense? A personal loan could help you to cover these costs by spr...
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Armor Up Against Identity Fraud

Monday, April 26, 2021

Fraudsters these days are more conniving and persuasive than ever before. But, you can keep your identity and your finances secure all year round by s...
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Investing in Your Financial Future

Friday, April 23, 2021

Investment planning is often one of the most stressful parts of planning for your financial future. You might be worried about potential market volati...
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Personal Loans vs. Personal Line of Credit (PLOC): What's the Difference?

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Have you ever needed extra cash? Most of us have at some point, whether planning a family vacation or having your car breakdown suddenly. Being able t...
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Understanding Interest Rates

Monday, April 12, 2021

You might have heard about interest rates but do you really know what they are and how they can help your finances? You might know that interest is th...
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Using a Mortgage Calculator

Friday, April 09, 2021

Are you thinking of buying a home in Hawaii? Whether you’re a first time home buyer or are seeking to downsize in retirement, estimating your mortgage...
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What's the Difference Between a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) and Refinancing?

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Buying a home in Hawaii is a big milestone. But, what happens after you make the purchase and take out a mortgage? You can use the equity in your home...
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Celebrate Financial Literacy Month with These Useful Tips

Thursday, April 01, 2021

April marks National Financial Literacy Month – a time when financial institutions like American Savings Bank help you to learn more about how you can...
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ASB Stands with Asian American and Pacific Islanders

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

We are deeply troubled and saddened by the rise in verbal harassment, senseless mistreatment and violent hate crimes targeted at Asian Americans and P...
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12 Years as a Best Places to Work in Hawaii!

Monday, March 29, 2021

American Savings Bank has been named a Hawaii Business Magazine Best Places to Work for the 12th year in a row. This statewide recognition is based on...
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10 FAQS About Our Current Economy

Friday, March 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many unforeseen impacts on the United States economy, from nationwide unemployment to the affects it has had on trave...
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ASB Earns Great Place to Work® Certification

Thursday, March 18, 2021

This month, American Savings Bank was officially certified a Great Place to Work®, a designation awarded to the top companies around the world...
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Meet Our Newest Lo‘i Gallery Artists

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

After a brief hiatus, ASB’s Lo‘i Gallery is back with three talented local artists, each representing a unique medium inspired by the people and natur...
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Are you working from home? Here's how to save money while doing so

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has led many workplaces around the world to transition employees to remote work. While working from home can be an exciting chan...
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Achieve Your Dreams with ASB Financial Education

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

We’re committed to helping our customers and the community improve their financial wellness with the launch of the ASB Financial Education program – a...
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Saving at Any Age

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Saving is an important step toward overall financial health. From a child’s first account to retirement planning, good savings habits can help you t...
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Why you should get life insurance early

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Life insurance isn’t something young adults consider an immediate need. You might understand the benefit of having a life insurance policy when you’re...
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The 411 on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Friday, February 05, 2021

Note: This post shares information relevant to tax filers. Consult your tax advisor for information regarding your individual situation. Have y...
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On-the-Go Banking Tips

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

The latest advances in banking technology have made everyday tasks like shopping, running errands and sharing a meal with friends and family safer and...
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Our Community Impact in 2020

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

2020 was a challenging year for many, with the drastic impacts the COVID-19 pandemic had on the economy and our local community. Many individuals an...
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How to Stay Safe and Secure Online This Year

Monday, January 25, 2021

From working from home to distance learning, many of us are online more than ever before due to the global pandemic. With more time online comes mor...
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Making Home Loans Easy – Our New Online Mortgage Application

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

From shopping to schoolwork, much of what we normally do in person has gone digital due to the pandemic. Now, with the latest technology from Amer...
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How to Deal with the Financial Impacts of a Job Loss or Pay Cut

Monday, January 11, 2021

Unemployment is at an all-time high due to economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In August 2020, Hawaii had the country’s highest “insured unempl...
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