Our Story

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Bank of Hope has been providing financial services to the largest Korean American community in the country for 40 years and is today one of the leading Asian American banks in the United States.

Bank of Hope serves a multi-ethnic population of customers through 53 full-service branches across eight states and 13 Loan Production Offices adding presence in three additional states. With $17.2 billion in assets, the strength of the Bank lies in our experienced management team, focus on sound risk management and governance practices, and commitment to the communities that we serve.

Building on our expertise in small business lending, C&I lending, and international trade finance, Bank of Hope is today a diversified financial institution capable of meeting more of your banking needs. Our expanded offering of commercial and consumer products and services now includes residential mortgage and warehouse lending, credit cards, equipment lease financing and foreign currency, among others.

We are committed to improving the value of our services as Bankers, providing comprehensive financial solutions as Experts, and being good Neighbors that foster growth for our customers and communities.

Bank of Hope

Bankers. Experts. Neighbors.

Formed through two mergers of equals, Bank of Hope includes many of the first banks established by Korean immigrants in the U.S.:


Wilshire Bank
Nara Bank
Center Bank