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Aug 31, 2006 1:12 pm

Any opins on best credit unions or banks in either Az or Hi?? Mahalo!!!

Aug 31, 2006 1:32 pm

I strongly recommend the First National Bank of Whothehellcares.

Aug 31, 2006 6:52 pm

Dunno abt any banks but I know cost of living in Phx will be better.

Aug 31, 2006 7:10 pm

But you live in... phoenix.

Maui's nice, but Oahu's probably better for business...

Aug 31, 2006 8:57 pm

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....

Aug 31, 2006 9:00 pm

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.

Sep 1, 2006 3:53 am


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....


The Cards have been "up and coming" for over a decade now!!
Sep 2, 2006 4:53 am

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?

Sep 8, 2006 2:39 pm

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.