The HAWAII Bankers association serves as the voice of Hawaii's banks by advocating for a viable and sustainable banking industry through collaboration with legislators, regulators and the local community we serve.

The Hawaii Bankers Association (HBA) membership is open to FDIC insured depository institutions doing business in Hawaii. Current members include banks, thrifts and a depository financial services company.

Hawaii's first bank was established in 1858 and over the many decades Hawaii financial institutions have played an important role in transforming Hawaii's economy by serving the needs of consumers and businesses.

HBA members will continue to offer innovative products/services and loans to consumers and businesses to fuel Hawaii's economic growth.

Hawaii's Partnership Against Fraud

The Hawaii Bankers Association (HBA) has led the formation of a coalition named Hawaii's Partnership Against Fraud (HPAF), to generate greater awareness about the threats of financial scams. HPAF brings together community resources dedicated to protecting local citizens, especially the elderly, from the many scams perpetrated in the community. A television and radio advertising campaign, funded by HBA, was launched in July, 2014 and coalition members and volunteers are extending their outreach to provide presentations to community groups, offering common fraud schemes and tips to protect consumers. Brochures, a website, and a hotline has been created that provides further information and answers questions. Visit the website at http://www/bbb/org/hawaii/hawaii-partnership-against-fraud.

Hawaii Bankers Association Officers

  • Russell J. Lau
    President

    Finance Factors, Ltd
  • Peter S. Ho, Chairman
    Vice President
    President & CEO
    Bank of Hawaii
  • Richard Wacker
    Secretary/Treasurer
    President & CEO
    American Savings Bank
  • Edward Y. W. Pei
    Executive Director
    Executive Director/EVP
    Hawaii Bankers Association

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