Hawaiian Tel FCU is now Hawaiian Financial FCU

Posted by Laurie Okawa-Moore
on "September 04, 2018 8:21 am"

Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union (HiTel FCU) changed its name and is now Hawaiian Financial Federal Credit Union (Hawaiian Financial FCU). The name change became official on August 31, 2018.

“This is the beginning of a very exciting chapter for our credit union,” Hawaiian Financial FCU Board Chairman Glen Moribe said. “We've served the financial needs of our members for over 80 years, and we are incredibly proud of our history and our roots. This change is really just the latest of many steps we have taken to positively position our credit union for sustained, steady growth for the next 80 years and beyond.” 

“The timing was right for our name change to happen,” Hawaiian Financial FCU President Norman Okimoto said. “We believe the name Hawaiian Financial FCU brings us a more inclusive identity and is a more accurate representation of our membership base, as we’ve been the leading merger partner for 15 valuable credit unions. It is a name that will grow with us.”

Hawaiian Financial FCU has 12 branches, including one on Maui. In 2018, it was recognized as one of the top three credit unions in the state by Forbes Magazine.