East West Bancorp, a publicly owned company with more than $11.8 billion in assets, operates East West Bank, its wholly owned subsidiary. East West Bank is a full-service commercial bank. Headquartered in Los Angeles with 62 branches, it is one of the largest independent commercial banks in the United States. The bank provides services to Los Angeles, Orange, Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties in California. It also has a branch location in Houston and a Beijing representative office in China. It is the claim of the company s that it is one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S. that focuses on the Chinese-American community. Personal banking services offered include checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, online banking, income property loans, home loans, mortgages, home equity lines of credit and auto loans. East West Bancorp maintains operations in Pasadena, Calif.