Bank of Hope (Los Angeles, CA)

Deposits held and insured by Glendale Area Schools Federal Credit Union

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213-639-1700
3731 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Deposits held and insured by Glendale Area Schools Federal Credit Union

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Bank Of Hope MM 1.70% APY, $1,000 Min To Earn Stated APY - 4/9/2020

Bank of Hope MM 1.70% APY, $1,000 Min Balance: $0.01-$999.99 earns 0.10% APY, & $1,000.00 and above earns 1.70% APY. The Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of 03/27/2020. IMPORTANT INFORMATION To qualify for this offer, you must: (1) Be a new customer who currently does not have a deposit account with Bank of Hope; AND (2) Open an account with new money. New money is defined as funds not currently on deposit with Bank of Hope. The account must be funded within 10 calendar days from the account opening date. This offer is not available to residents of AL, CA, IL, NJ, NY, TX, VA, WA. https://apply.bankofhope.com/MM/?utm_source=bankrate&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=DAO

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Center Bank, Los Angeles Koreatown

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Center Bank is one of the several Korean banks in Los Angeles. It has several branches, around 25 in all, but the main one is on Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of Koreatown. Most are in Southern California, some in Northern California, but also in Chicago and Seattle. 

Two or three different times over the past few years, I have had a CD with them. They are definitely one to watch for good specials to come out  -- although none at the moment. I also note, they have been willing to -- and aggressive in -- negotiating CD rates in the past, but of course, the conditions at the time will dictate that. 

I also note, they pay simple interest, so the annual percentage rate is the same as the annual percentage yield; there is no compounding. That also means there is nearly no advantage to leaving your interest in the CD, you might as well have it sent out monthly and put it in another interest-bearing account so you earn even more.

I found it pleasant to deal with them. However, don't forget there is a serious language difference -- unless you happen to speak Korean -- so be very precise in what you say, speak slowly, and repeat what they say very precisely to your understanding -- or you might find some communication misunderstandings. 

Most operations are the same as most American banks -- but not necessarily all the little details, so make sure you go over anything pertinent to you. 

The account clerks -- well, all that I saw in multiple branches were woman; I wonder if that is intentional or just coincidental. But they are very Korean, import models, and dress accordingly -- somewhat more professionally dressed than Americans, and cute, as is common in many Asian cultures -- and act accordingly -- somewhat more submissive personalities even as they may be being aggressive. The managers, though -- they are just tougher, although polite. They don't necessarily understand all the many details of common American banking or financial interests, but they are familiar with most. (I had most difficulty dealing with adding a Power of Attorney to my accounts -- I often have some trouble with that, but at Center Bank the trouble seems to be a lack of complete understanding of American legalities, as in the difference between an account holder and a power of attorney.) 

They also surprised with with a little gift last time I opened an account with them, a choice of a very small physical size -- little more than the size of a chicklet gum -- 2 GB flash drive or something else; I chose the flash drive.

Also, during my time there, they even e-mailed out looking for any input, how they might do even better. I take that as a good sign. And their online banking was clear and easy.

I had no trouble with any transactions with Center Bank. They were prompt, courteous and helpful. 

I would be happy to do business with them again -- if they should bring their rates back up again. 

Poor Service And Fraud Protection

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The only thing I can say is they have reasonable fees for services but you get what you pay for. Please do not put your money here.

Twice I had my account security breached. (I should of learned after the first time). But have since closed my account .
Neither time that I had money stolen from my account was I reimbursed.

In the locations I frequented the sole ATM's would be out of order for days at a time. It is not that the customer service people are rude it is they are not really interested in being helpful or try to be in any way proactive with assistance. To get them to do anything is almost like pulling teeth.


Stay away!!



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Overall
FDIC Certificate #26610
Year Established1986
Employees1456
Primary RegulatorFDIC
Profit Margin
Return on Assets - YTD1.2%
Return on Equity - YTD8.24%
Annual Interest Income$684.8MM
Assets and Liabilities
AssetsQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$15.67B$15.31B
LoansQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$12.24B$12.03B
DepositsQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$12.57B$12.17B
Equity CapitalQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$2.29B$2.18B
Loan Loss AllowanceQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$94.1MM$92.6MM
Unbacked Noncurrent LoansQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$60.9MM$57.7MM
Real Estate OwnedQ4 2019vs Q4 2018$24.1MM$7.8MM
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Bank Of Hope MM 1.70% APY, $1,000 Min To Earn Stated APY

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Bank of Hope MM 1.70% APY, $1,000 Min
Balance: $0.01-$999.99 earns 0.10% APY, & $1,000.00 and above earns 1.70% APY.

The Annual Percentage Yield (APY) is accurate as of 03/27/2020.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

To qualify for this offer, you must:
(1) Be a new customer who currently does not have a deposit account with Bank of Hope; AND
(2) Open an account with new money. New money is defined as funds not currently on deposit with Bank of Hope. The account must be funded within 10 calendar days from the account opening date.

This offer is not available to residents of AL, CA, IL, NJ, NY, TX, VA, WA.

https://apply.bankofhope.com/MM/?utm_source=bankrate&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=DAO

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Bank of Hope (Los Angeles, CA) Savings Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.15%*$25k*-Personal Savings Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $5k | 0.10% $5k - $25k
0.15%--Personal Reserve Account

Bank of Hope (Los Angeles, CA) Money Market Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.30%*$500k*-Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% Up to $100k | 0.20% $100k - $250k | 0.25% $250k - $500k
0.30%*$500k*-Business Money Market Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% Up to $100k | 0.20% $100k - $250k | 0.25% $250k - $500k
0.30%*$250k*-Prestige Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% Up to $50k | 0.20% $50k - $100k | 0.25% $100k - $250k
0.30%*$250k*-Business Prestige Money Market
OTHER TIERS: 0.01% Up to $50k | 0.20% $50k - $100k | 0.25% $100k - $250k

Bank of Hope (Los Angeles, CA) Checking Account Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.15%*$25k*-Interest Checking Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $5k | 0.10% $5k - $25k
0.15%*$25k*-Business Interest Checking Account
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% Up to $5k | 0.10% $5k - $25k

Bank of Hope (Los Angeles, CA) CD Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.65%*$90k*$500k4 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.55% $1k - $50k | 0.60% $50k+
0.65%*$90k*$500k5 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.55% $1k - $50k | 0.60% $50k+
0.65%*$90k*$500kBusiness 4 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.55% $1k - $50k | 0.60% $50k+
0.65%*$90k*$500kBusiness 5 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.55% $1k - $50k | 0.60% $50k+
0.60%*$90k*$500kBusiness 12 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $50k | 0.55% $50k+
0.60%*$90k*$500k18 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $50k | 0.55% $50k+
0.60%*$90k*$500kBusiness 2 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $50k | 0.55% $50k+
0.60%*$90k*$500k3 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $50k | 0.55% $50k+
0.60%*$90k*$500k12 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $50k | 0.55% $50k+
0.60%*$90k*$500kBusiness 18 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $50k | 0.55% $50k+
0.60%*$90k*$500k2 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $50k | 0.55% $50k+
0.60%*$90k*$500kBusiness 3 Year CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $50k | 0.55% $50k+
0.45%$5k$250k12 Month Flex CD
0.45%$5k$250k18 Month Flex CD
0.35%*$90k*$500k6 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $1k - $50k | 0.30% $50k+
0.35%*$90k*$500kBusiness 6 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.25% $1k - $50k | 0.30% $50k+
0.25%*$90k*$500k3 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% $1k - $50k | 0.20% $50k+
0.25%*$90k*$500kBusiness 3 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.15% $1k - $50k | 0.20% $50k+
0.15%*$90k*$500k1 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $1k - $50k | 0.10% $50k+
0.15%*$90k*$500kBusiness 1 Month CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.05% $1k - $50k | 0.10% $50k+

Bank of Hope (Los Angeles, CA) IRA Rates

APYMINMAXACCOUNT NAMEVIEW DETAILS
0.60%*$90k*$500k12 Month IRA CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $50k | 0.55% $50k+
0.60%*$90k*$500k18 Month IRA CD
OTHER TIERS: 0.50% $1k - $50k | 0.55% $50k+
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