ALTOONA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – For four thousand RCU members in Altoona, going to a brick and mortar location is about to get easier.

Yesterday’s groundbreaking for the latest royal credit union branch… Located in river prairie near woodman’s will be Altoona’s first.

The River Prarie Branch will be concerned with retail matters, like consumer loans and deposits and business banking.

President and CEO Brandon Riechers says they’ve had their eye on the area for a while now.

He believes this year is an exciting one for the credit union.

Riechers said, “There’s a lot of things going on right now. We’ve got a lot of new branches opening up, we’re doing some mergers, and acquiring a bank. And a lot of exciting things taking place this year.”

The Eau Claire North building will continue to house mortgage operations.

As for the new Altoona branch it’s expected to be open middle of 2022.