Thinling of relocating to AZ OR HI
Any opins on best credit unions or banks in either Az or Hi?? Mahalo!!!
But you live in... phoenix.
Maui's nice, but Oahu's probably better for business...
Scottsdale.... ASU.... 5 hour drive to the summer home in San Diego.... Leinert, Edge, and the up and coming Card's....
Doesnt sound so bad....
Careful about going to Hawaii to build a business. From what I've heard, they generally only do business with those born & raised there and are very suspicious of outsiders. Just what I've heard.
Ironically, I hear Baltimore is the same way. It's all about where you grew up, school you attended, social circles, etc.
Scottsdale… ASU… 5 hour drive to the summer home in San Diego… Leinert, Edge, and the up and coming Card’s…
Doesnt sound so bad....[/quote]
The Cards have been "up and coming" for over a decade now!!
I was thinking the same that Hawaii could be tough to build a business as they appreciate their own way more than a new rep from the mainland.
Any feelings on credit unions in Honolulu or Phoenix or Scottsdale?
I ran the investment program at First Hawaiian Bank from 1994-2000 and I can tell you that there is a definate preference in most areas for local born & raised reps. Not everywhere, though, as some areas have a lot of people from the mainland. A lot of these snowbird types tend to keep their brokers back where they came from.
Having said that, I can tell you that if you really embrace aloha and the local customs, you'll become kama'aina and do OK. Credit unions are tough places to build a book. The two big banks, BOH & FHB both have big trust departments and enforce a lot of referral of large customers up to trust for asset management. So be warned on that.