Thinling of relocating to AZ OR HI

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charlie2's picture
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Any opins on best credit unions or banks in either Az or Hi?? Mahalo!!!!

troll's picture
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I strongly recommend the First National Bank of Whothehellcares.

Devoted SA's picture
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Dunno abt any banks but I know cost of living in Phx will be better.

FreedomLvr's picture
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But you live in... phoenix.
Maui's nice, but Oahu's probably better for business...

blarmston's picture
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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 Judge's picture
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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.

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blarmston wrote: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!!

charlie2's picture
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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?

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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.

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