Why are you sending me images of checks instead of sending me the originals and can I still get my original checks?

As more banks take advantage of the Check 21 law, First Hawaiian Bank will receive only images of more and more items. Please note that if another bank or merchant converts your checks to digital images, they will send only the images to First Hawaiian Bank and either retain or destroy the original check. If your check is deposited at First Hawaiian Bank, a digital image will be captured, and the original check will be destroyed for security reasons.