In May 2018, TD, Mount Albert’s only bank branch, closed its doors to the public, leaving the community without a local bank for the first time in over 100 years. In June 2018, the Town of East Gwillimbury and DUCA Credit Union announced that DUCA would open a new branch in Mount Albert to bring banking back to the community, offering a full range of financial services. The new branch, along with enhancements to the streetscape made by the Town, will attract businesses, residents, and consumers to the Main Street area of Mount Albert. DUCA’s new branch concept aimed to replace the traditional branch design that separated customers from employees with various barriers, with an open concept that encouraged new Members to seek advice and to talk about their needs in a comfortable, inviting space. The response from Mount Albert has been tremendous. DUCA is opening new accounts, taking deposits, financing home purchases... and collecting accolades from a grateful community that is thrilled to be banking with a credit union in a space that truly reflects DUCA’s values and our promise to our Members to do more, be more, and achieve more.