American Savings Bank, F.S.B. (ASB) is one of Hawaii’s largest financial institutions headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. The company is headquartered at 300 N. Beretania St., Honolulu, HI 96817, right outside of Honolulu’s Chinatown and the downtown financial district.

American Savings Bank, F.S.B.
Company typeSubsidiary
IndustryFinancial services
Founded1925; 99 years ago (1925)
United States
Area served
Hawaii, Worldwide
Key people
Ann Teranishi (President & CEO), Dani Aiu (EVP, Consumer Banking), Gabe Lee (EVP, Commercial Markets), Steven Nakahara (EVP, Chief Credit Officer), Natalie Taniguchi (EVP, Enterprise Risk & Regulatory Relations), Dane Teruya (EVP, Chief Financial Officer), John Ward (EVP, Chief Marketing & Product Officer), Beth Whitehead (EVP, Chief Administrative Officer), Brian Yoshii (EVP, Chief Information Officer)
Number of employees
ParentHawaiian Electric Industries



American Savings Bank dates back to September 7, 1922, when four men filed articles of incorporation in the state of Utah for mutual savings and loans. The following year, on April 24, another association filed articles of incorporation under the name of American Building and Loan Company. Permission to establish its first branch in Honolulu, HI, was granted on January 8, 1925.

On February 4, 1932, Mutual Savings and Loan merged with American Building and Loan to become American Mutual Savings and Loan. Ten years later, the corporate name was changed to American Savings and Loan Association.

By 1958, American Savings and Loan had five offices. In the 1960s it added four branches on Oahu. The 1971 acquisition of Kauai Savings and Loan added four branches. Three years later, in 1974, American Savings and Loan merged with Maui Savings & Loan. American Savings and Loan now had branches on five islands. When American Savings and Loan acquired the Pacific Savings and Loan Association of Hawaii in 1977, it added another six locations on Oahu. In 1978, American Savings and Loan marked a milestone when it achieved $1 billion in assets.

On January 23, 1987, American Savings and Loan Association announced the formation of a separate subsidiary to conduct its operations. The subsidiary, called American Savings Bank, was a federally chartered savings bank with its home office in Honolulu, Hawaii.

On May 26, 1988, Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI), parent company of Hawaiian Electric Company, acquired American Savings Bank from Salt Lake City-based American Savings and Loan Association.[1] In 1990, American Savings Bank acquired First Nationwide Savings Bank's Hawaiian branches and their deposits.[2] On December 6, 1997, American Savings Bank acquired the assets of Bank of America Hawaii Division, increasing their branch total at that time to 68 and their assets to $5.5 billion.[3]


  1. ^ "American S&L Completes Sale Of Hawaiian Subsidiary". Deseret News. May 31, 1988.
  2. ^ "Company Briefs". The New York Times. May 26, 1990. Retrieved November 1, 2022.
  3. ^ Daysog, Rick (May 27, 1997). "Bank of America to sell isle branches: American Savings gets 39 branches, deposits, loans". Honolulu Star-Bulletin.