NewsSeptember 16, 2019
TD Bank Showcases a New Look in Latham
TD Bank held a ribbon cutting on Friday, September 13 to commemorate the grand reopening of their Latham branch. The bank underwent many changes to help create a better customer experience. Technology was at the forefront of the renovation, showing that TD Bank is ready to be the bank of the future.
The company first opened its doors as Portland Savings Bank in Portland, Maine, in 1852, and later grew through a series of mergers and became Peoples Heritage Bank in 1983. At the turn of the millennium, the opportunity for growth presented itself again as Peoples Heritage Bank, through several acquisitions, expanded deeper into New England and took the name Banknorth.
Meanwhile, Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based Commerce Bank was turning customers into fans as America’s Most Convenient Bank. Founded in 1973, Commerce Bank expanded rapidly over the next 30 years into metro New York and Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and South Florida, winning new customers with WOW! service and convenience.
In 2004, Banknorth caught the eye of TD Bank Group of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. TD Bank Group soon became Banknorth’s majority shareholder and the company became known as TD Banknorth. TD Bank Group completed its purchase of TD Banknorth in 2007.
Looking to expand further in the U.S., TD Bank Group acquired Commerce Bank on March 31, 2008, and the company rebranded as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank. TD Banknorth locations followed suit in September 2009, completing the merger of the two companies and uniting them under the TD Bank brand name.
On September 30, 2010, The South Financial Group, Inc. was acquired by TD Bank Group, and its subsidiary Carolina First Bank merged with TD Bank. Carolina First Bank in North and South Carolina and Mercantile Bank in Florida were rebranded in June 2011.
Today, TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, remains focused on delivering award-winning customer service and hassle-free products to customers from Maine to Florida.