Foreign Exchange Services

Save time and money with First Hawaiian Bank’s Foreign Exchange services

International money transfer and foreign banknotes

Send international wire transfers and funds abroad[[#1]], receive foreign currency transfers if you receive payments, and buy sell foreign banknotes with fast and efficient service.


Investments in a foreign country or company

Easily make your foreign payments and convert interest or dividends in a foreign currency to US Dollars. We buy banknotes in Euro, Yen, Canadian and Australian Dollars and other select currencies.
Remittance of funds

Do you send funds overseas to family, friends or yourself?  First Hawaiian can assist you in wiring your funds.
Remittance of payments

Forget the guesswork involved in determining how many US Dollars to remit by letting us make your payment in the required foreign currency. We can remit the payments in a variety of currencies including:
  • Yen
  • Euro
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Pound Sterling
  • Australian Dollar
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Singapore Dollar

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    • Incoming and Outgoing Wire Transfers in foreign currency
    • Purchase and Sale of foreign banknotes
      • Save money.
        Sending wires in the foreign currency could save you money. This is because many vendors will build a spread in the price to protect them from foreign currency rate fluctuations. If you have the option of getting billed in USD or in foreign currency, you may be able to save money by paying in the foreign currency. 
      • Possible competitive advantage.
        You may be able to negotiate a better price with your foreign counterpart if you allow them to avoid the risks of currency rate fluctuations and the cost of foreign exchange.
      • Save time. 
        Wires sent in foreign currency are usually subject to less delay than US denominated wires sent through intermediary banks. When you send a wire in foreign currency directly to the beneficiary, the recipient will usually receive immediate credit.
      • Reduce risk.
        On the day you purchase the wire, you lock in the exchange rate. This means you know the exact cost in USD.

        You may be able to negotiate a better price for your goods if you are paid in the foreign  currency

          In most cases, foreign currency transfers settle on the value date. The market convention is two business days from the date you send the wire

            Yes, we buy and sell all the major foreign currencies and some exotics. When purchasing currency, please allow about two business days for currency to be delivered to the branch, if the currency is available.


              1. Immediately available funds are required for any transaction. Other restrictions and/or fees apply.