E-Bankoh – Bank of Hawaii unveils true Internet banking

In a recent poll of 97 online Financial Institutions, Gomez Advisors, an independent authority of online financial services, ranked Hawaii’s own, Bank of Hawaii 5th, right along side of some national giants such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo and the Security First Network.

One of the reasons for Bank of Hawaii’s online success can be accredited to their new Internet banking service called e-Bankoh.

E-Bankoh is a secure, online transaction service from Bank of Hawaii that enables any BOH customer to access their checking, savings and credit card accounts from anywhere at anytime via the Internet.

Need to pay a bill? E-Bankoh will do that for you. How about tracking your spending habits, then generating a report from it? E-Bankoh will do that as well.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our convenience for the customer,” says Karen Tom, Bank of Hawaii’s e-Bankoh Marketing Manager. “E-Bankoh was one of the ways in which we are achieving this.”

Online account management is not the only service you can expect to find within the e-Bankoh package though. You can also invest online using e-Bankoh Investments, an online quote (20 minute delayed) and market research service. E-Bankoh Investments utilizes the power of Bank of Hawaii’s full service brokerage – Pacific Century Investment Services, Inc. – to provide in-depth, market information.

In addition to online investing and numerous account management tools, e-Bankoh is a very robust, as well as flexible tool. Your data on e-Bankoh is retained on the server for about 16 months, therefore providing a great history of one’s spendings/earnings to base a financial report on. You can also export out to independent software packages such as Quicken or Microsoft Money, therefore eliminating the need for time-consuming, as well as headache causing paperwork.

Naturally, a prime concern for many users is the level of security e-Bankoh maintains, especially when it is dealing with highly sensitive transfers. However, Bank of Hawaii utilizes many encryption methods to lower the chances of criminal activities towards the site.

First and foremost, the site is run over S1 (Security First) technologies, a proven technology that 3 out of the top 5 financial institutions used in production of their web sites. Over that, all transactions are done through an HTTPS protocol or SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). There is also a password protected login process as well as a secure server complex with filtering routers and firewalls to add additional layers of transactional security.

“Bank of Hawaii’s e-Bankoh service is so tightly integrated and synchronized with the institution’s systems that it is one of only a few in the world whose transactions are completed at real-time,” said Tom.

Definitely way ahead of the game.

To learn more about e-Bankoh, point your web browser to www.boh.com.

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