Congratulations to all the Moline-Coal Valley School District first graders who completed the Grrreat Tiger Tales Reading Challenge this year!  This is the 12th year for the reading program, challenging all of the Moline-Coal Valley first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, over 400 first-graders met the challenge and were invited… Read More


The competition is underway for the 2020 Ascentra Scholarship Program. A total of $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to ten Ascentra members to help offset the costs of attending a college or university or even trade school. Scholarships are awarded as follows: Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school students planning to… Read More


Millennials are no strangers to the side hustle – that second job or occasional gig so many have taken on for extra cash. The phenomenon has given rise to what’s called the “gig economy.” A multitude of apps and websites making use of this untapped workforce has made it super easy for anyone to make… Read More


Have you heard? Ascentra’s new song and music video is sweeping across the region on social media, television and radio to the tune of nearly 20,000 interactions and over 30,000 impressions only a week after release. “We couldn’t be happier with the results of the campaign so far, said Jennifer Naeve, Chief Marketing Officer for… Read More


Our biggest project to date deserved a celebration to match! On Saturday, Aug. 24th the parking lot at our new Home Office turned into the Ascentra Block Party that drew out hundreds! Guests were treated to tasty burgers, brats and ice cream on a beautiful sunny afternoon! A lively performance from local band The Stone… Read More


As the team in our new Home Office in downtown Bettendorf settle in, a well-deserved collective sense of accomplishment was felt by everyone involved in this wonderful project. We would like to extend our gratitude to our membership, staff and board of directors for all of their support.  This investment of our members’ equity will… Read More


Whether you want to leave work at 62, 67, or 70, claiming the retirement benefits you are entitled to by federal law is no casual decision. You will want to consider a few key factors first. How long do you think you will live? If you have a feeling you will live into your nineties,… Read More


Our new home office is now home to Lee Morgan, Insurance Representative for TruStage. TruStage is a partnership that offers Ascentra members a discounted rate on auto and home insurance through Liberty Mutual Insurance, a best-in-class insurance provider. Lee will work personally with our members to recommend coverage levels and options customized for each life-stage.… Read More


Identity theft is one of the top three consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC’s annual look at its Consumer Sentinel Network database of complaints found that the agency received more than 3 million complaints overall in calendar year 2018, with 15 percent related to identity theft. If you are a victim, take… Read More


The next Ascentra Credit Union annual meeting will be held on April 21, 2020 at the Lensmeyer Learning Center, Ascentra Home Office, 2019 Grant Street, Bettendorf, Iowa. If you are interested in running for a position on the board of directors, please contact Jennifer Naeve, Chief Marketing Officer at 563-459-6952 or jennifer.naeve@ascentra.org. Nomination forms must… Read More