First Hawaiian Bank of Honolulu may soon begin offering its customers banking by television.

The bank is negotiating with Oceanic Cable of Honolulu to develop an interactive TV banking service that would use Oceanic's digital television format, according to Don Horner, vice chairman of retail operations at First Hawaiian. The $7 billion-asset bank is a subsidiary of BancWest Corp, which is 45% owned by Banque Nationale de Paris.

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