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East West Bank is a full-service commercial bank that serves consumers and businesses throughout California. East West Bank was chartered by the Federal Home Loan Bank Board in 1972 as the first federally chartered savings institution focused primarily on the Chinese-American community. The bank opened its first office in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles
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