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Hawaii banks closing branches, cutting hours

Hawaii’s largest banks and some credit unions are temporarily closing branches or cutting back hours as they try to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

American Savings Bank is temporarily closing 14 branches, including seven of its in-store branches; Central Pacific Bank is temporarily closing 14 branches; and Territorial Savings Bank is suspending Saturday banking in the 13 branches that currently offer it.

The banks’ changes were announced Tuesday and follow Monday night’s announcement by Bank of Hawaii, the state’s second- largest bank, that it was temporarily closing 40 of its 68 branches in Hawaii and the Pacific Region. First Hawaiian Bank, the state’s largest bank, is also expected to announce an adjustment this week.

American Savings, the state’s third-largest bank, said 35 of its branches across the state will remain open, and hours have been modified. The closure of the seven in-store branches was effective Tuesday.

The five Oahu in-store branches that closed are at Honolulu Walmart, 700 Keeaumoku St.; Laie Foodland, 55-510 Kamehameha Highway; Market City Foodland, 2939 Harding Ave.; Stadium Sack-n-Save, 4561 Salt Lake Blvd.; and Waipio Foodland, 94-1040 Waipio Uka St.

On Maui the Kehalani Foodland branch at 370 Keha­lani Village Drive was closed. And on Kauai the Waipouli Foodland branch at 4-771 Kuhio Highway was closed.

American Savings also said six branches will be closed effective Saturday. On Oahu they are the Liliha branch at 555 N. King St.; the Waikiki branch at 2255 Kuhio Ave. No. 105; and the Windward City Shopping Center branch at 45-480 Kaneohe Bay Drive. On Maui the Wailuku branch at 69 N. Market St. will close. On Kauai the Hanapepe branch at 4548 Kona Road will close, and on Hawaii island the Kealakekua branch at 81-6644 Mamalahoa Highway will close.

In addition, American Savings’ University of Hawaii campus branch at 2445 Campus Road, Hemenway Hall, temporarily closed earlier this month due to UH’s transition to online classes.

Also, starting Thursday, American Savings will make the first hour of each day Kupuna Hour, when people 60 and over and others most at risk, along with an accompanying caregiver or family member, can do their banking.

For more information, go to www.asbhawaii.com/covid-19.

Central Pacific, the state’s fourth-largest bank, said it will close 13 branches and keep 22 branches open.

Oahu branches that closed Tuesday were in Kahala Times, Kaheka Don Quijote, Pearl City Don Quijote and Royal Kunia Times stores. The Wahiawa branch will close today, and the Beretania, Hawaii Kai, Manoa, Mapunapuna, Waikiki and Ward branches will close Friday.

On Maui the Wailuku branch will close today, and the Kapaa branch will close Friday.

All Hawaii island branches will remain open.

For more information, go to www.cpb.bank/covid-19.

Territorial, the state’s fifth-largest bank, said it will suspend Saturday banking effective immediately at 13 of its 29 branches that offer weekend banking. Oahu branches affected will be Ala Moana, Waipahu, Hawaii Kai, Mililani, Kahala, Aina Hana, Manoa and Keeaumoku. Also affected are the Kahului, Kihei and Lahaina branches on Maui and the Hilo and Kona branches on the Big Island.

For more information, go to www.territorialsavings.net/a-message-regarding-covid-19.

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union said that effective today, it will reserve the first hour of its branch operations to seniors and those with serious preexisting conditions. It also will temporarily close five branches effective Monday. They are the Ewa Beach, Hawaii Kai, Halekauwila, Pearlridge and Salt Lake branches. Other branches will remain open with temporary extended hours.

For more information, go to www.HawaiiStateFCU.com/updates.

The University of Hawai‘i Federal Credit Union said Tuesday it has modified branch hours and is temporarily closing its branches in Manoa Marketplace, Campus Center and West Oahu. Its McCully branch also will be closed Wednesdays, and at that branch there will be a kupuna hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-10 a.m.

For more information, go to www.uhfcu.com/coronavirus.

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