News Archive


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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Introducing Our New ATMs

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

COVID-19 has created a new normal for us all, with many of us using technology to do everything from grocery shopping to receiving healthcar...
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Our 2020 Highlights Reel

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

As we near the end of 2020, we’re looking back at an eventful year, full of unexpected challenges and opportunities. Our ASB Dream Team has worke...
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Year-End Finance Tips: How to Tie Up Loose Ends Before the New Year

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The end of the year is a busy time for many of us – and this year may be especially hectic with the added stress the COVID-19 pandemic may have ca...
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Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Online Banking

Monday, November 30, 2020

At American Savings Bank, we use the latest technology to make it easier than ever to bank from home, at the office, or on the go with online bank...
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Tips for Buying a Home in Hawaii

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Few moments are as exciting as unlocking the door to your new home for the first time. The journey to get to that moment, however, can be long and exp...
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Budgeting Tips for the Holiday Season

Monday, November 23, 2020

The holiday season brings lots of joy, but can sometimes cause feelings of stress and concern when it comes to the amount of money spent on gifts an...
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Ways to Support Local Businesses This Holiday Season

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how many of us live and work. It has had especially devastating impacts on locally owned small businesses, as m...
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Are You a Veteran? Learn about VA Loans.

Monday, November 09, 2020

With Veteran’s Day coming up, we wanted to share some helpful information on loans for veterans, also known as VA loans. Are you a veteran lookin...
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Your Money During Turbulent Times

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

As economic concerns over COVID-19 continue to grow, you might find yourself wondering if a bank account is the best place to keep your cash. When you...
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ASB Named to Best Banks List

Friday, October 30, 2020

This week, American Savings Bank was named to American Banker’s Best Banks to Work For, marking the bank’s sixth time named to this prestigious nation...
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Watch our Final ASB Pride Story

Thursday, October 29, 2020

In celebration of Honolulu Pride Month, we’ve been sharing ASB Pride Stories all month long. Click here to see all of our stories so far. This week...
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Embracing Your Story

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Honolulu Pride Month may be coming to a close, but our commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community continues. Throughout October, we’ve shared sever...
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Leading with Pride

Friday, October 16, 2020

At ASB, we believe it’s important to create a great place to work – so much that it’s part of our vision of making dreams possible. One of our leaders...
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Paving the Way to Diversity & Inclusion

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Organizations that prioritize diversity and inclusion in the workplace often have a competitive edge in attracting and retaining top talent, and typic...
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How to Stay Cybersecure During a Global Pandemic

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Life in a global pandemic means staying at home and spending time online more than ever before. However, with more time on our devices comes incre...
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Happy Honolulu Pride Month from ASB!

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Happy Honolulu Pride Month! Did you know that Honolulu celebrates October as Honolulu Pride Month, spearheaded by the Hawaii LGBT Legacy Foundatio...
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American Savings Bank First in State to Achieve WELL Health-Safety Rating

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

American Savings Bank (ASB) has earned Hawaii’s first-ever WELL Health-Safety Rating – an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for business...
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American Savings Bank Opens Kalihi Branch

Thursday, September 10, 2020

American Savings Bank (ASB) is excited to return to the Kalihi community with the opening of its newest branch, located at 2110 N. King Street o...
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Bank Safely During a Pandemic with ASB

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

While a lot has changed since the start of the pandemic, banking is easier than ever. Like many financial institutions across the nation, American...
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Navigating Financial Hardship During COVID-19

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your personal or business finances? Are you worried about paying your bills? Have you wondered if you’re eligible f...
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ASB Offers Tips on Preparing for Hurricane Season

Monday, August 03, 2020

Hawaii’s hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, so it’s important to prepare your family for potential impacts of a natural disaste...
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Hawaii Is Hiring – A New, One-Stop Job Resource

Thursday, July 30, 2020

The COVID-19 has impacted each and every one of us this year. In fact, nearly 100,000 Hawaii residents are currently looking for work (according t...
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Introducing our New Contactless Visa Debit Card

Monday, July 27, 2020

We're excited to announce that beginning July 1, we're making banking even easier for our customers with our new contactless ASB Visa Debit Card...
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Staying Safe During Hurricane Season

Friday, July 24, 2020

Did you know that hurricane season in Hawaii runs from June 1 to November 30? You and your family can prepare yourself for the potential impacts o...
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Make Home Ownership A Reality During These Challenging Times

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

If you were thinking about buying a home or refinancing your current home before the pandemic hit, American Savings Bank wants you to know there’s...
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ASB Teammates “Feel the Force,” Donating Nearly $330,000 Donation to Local Nonprofits

Thursday, July 09, 2020

HONOLULU, July 9 – American Savings Bank (ASB) today announced the results of its 2020 Kahiau Giving Campaign – an annual workplace giving progra...
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ASB Introduces Zoom Backgrounds

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

At ASB, we pride ourselves on being an essential service – and we work hard to make sure we are doing all that we can to support our customers, teamma...
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Cybersecurity Tips Regarding COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment

Friday, April 03, 2020

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and are working hard to ensure we are doing all that we can to help. On March 30, 2020, the U.S. Depar...
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ASB Participates in Business Hui Manufacturing Hand Sanitizer for Community

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

A top priority for us during the COVID-19 situation is to ensure the health and safety of our customers, teammates and the community. One of the way...
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A Message from our President & CEO on COVID-19

Friday, March 27, 2020

Aloha, The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly impacted all of our lives – from the way we work and travel to how we interact with one another on a daily...
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COVID-19: Tips to Prepare

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

At American Savings Bank, the health and safety of our customers, teammates and the community is our top priority. We are here for you during this tim...
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Budgeting for Kids 101

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

BUDGETING FOR KIDS 101 It’s never too early to start teaching your keiki about how to manage money. If your child grows up involved in decision...
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What is CHANGE?

Friday, February 21, 2020

Source: Hawaii Community Foundation, CHANGE Living in Hawaii definitely has its perks – the aloha spirit, beautiful environment and amazing foo...
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How to Save for a Home in Hawaii

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

HOW TO SAVE UP FOR A HOME It’s common knowledge that Hawaii is an expensive place to live. In fact, real estate is one of the highest costs of li...
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Banking Without Going to the Bank

Monday, February 03, 2020

SKIP A TRIP TO THE BANK WITH ONLINE BANKING We‘ve all been there: you’re running late for an event when you realize you need to stop at the ban...
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How Bad Credit at a Young Age Can Impact Your Life

Friday, January 31, 2020

Bad credit when you're young can set you up for a more difficult path as you get older. Learn what you can do to set yourself up for success in the fu...
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How to Recognize and Avoid Phone Bank Scams

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Scam artists today are more tech-savvy than ever before – from impersonating a bank representative to even using a fake caller ID number to appear...
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The Ultimate Guide to a Year of Savings

Monday, January 06, 2020

With 2020 just beginning, there’s no better time to start working towards your financial goals. Our team here at ASB has put together a list of 12...
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Guide to College Savings

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Worried about how you’ll be able to afford your child’s higher education? You’re not alone! With tuition costs rising year after year, many families a...
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What's a Health Care Directive?

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Planning ahead is an important part of life. Many of us plan ahead for exciting major life events like buying a home or retirement. It’s also importan...
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In the Spirit of “Building” a Stronger Community, ASB Donates Nearly $320,000 to 15 Local Nonprofits

Monday, April 29, 2019

HONOLULU, HI – American Savings Bank (ASB) today announced that in the first quarter of 2019, it donated $318,133 to 15 nonprofit organizations i...
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How to Save for a Rainy Day

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A sudden, unexpected expense can really put a damper on your mental wellbeing. In fact, in a 2017 study by the Federal Reserve, 40% of Americans sai...
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Introducing Our New Financial Checkup

Thursday, April 18, 2019

How often do you really think about your financial goals? Do you know if you’re on track to reach them? Managing your finances while also trying to pl...
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American Savings Bank Unveils ASB Campus, Setting a New Standard in Innovative Workplace Design

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The 11-story, 373,000-square-foot Campus features a teammate amenities floor, high-tech work areas and a full-service bank branch HONOLULU, Apri...
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Budgeting for a New Baby

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Are you expecting? Congratulations! Welcoming your keiki into the world is a major life milestone. As many parents will tell you, the unconditional...
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