Right now there are more than 200 children waiting to be matched to an adult volunteer through Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Mississippi Valley. “The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation sees and understands the demand for a great program such as Big Brother Big Sisters in our community,” said Dale Owen, President and CEO… Read More

For most college students, the fun and freedom of a spring break adventure is a rite of passage. But what if you have a limited budget? Can you still go on vacation? The following tips will help you go on a fun spring break getaway, even if you haven’t got a lot of money to… Read More

The United Way of the Quad Cities provides free tax assistance for individuals and families earning less than $57,000 annually through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program known as VITA at area organizations throughout the Quad Cities, Clinton, and Geneseo. In 2019, this program saved more than $1.1 million in tax preparation fees for area… Read More

We gave our 10 & Done Mortgage Freedom Loan a little upgrade that now gives you more options when buying or refinancing with a rate that beats our traditional 15, 20, and 30-year mortgage offerings. In addition, you can save up to $1,000 on closing costs since there is no origination fee and no appraisal… Read More

Across the country, people are saving for that “someday” called retirement. Someday, their careers will end. Someday, they may live off their savings or investments, plus Social Security. They know this, but many of them do not know when, or how, it will happen. What is missing is a strategy – and a good strategy… Read More

A vibrant downtown is the heartbeat of a city where people come to visit, shop, live, and play. Downtown Bettendorf is in the middle of a major transition – a transition highlighted by the new I-74 Bridge that will lead to a more vibrant downtown if we work together and build a strong central heart… Read More

2020 Ascentra Annual Meeting and Board Elections When: April 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Where: Ascentra Home Office – Lensmeyer Learning Center, 2019 Grant Street, Bettendorf, IA 52722 At the next Annual Meeting, there will be three positions open for volunteer board of directors. Each is a three-year term position. The voting will take place in… Read More

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act is now law. With it, comes some of the biggest changes to retirement savings law in recent years. While the new rules don’t appear to amount to a massive upheaval, the SECURE Act will require a change in strategy for many Americans. For others, it… Read More

On November 16, 2019 we officially welcomed our new members from M.A. Ford Employees Credit Union. M.A. Ford Manufacturing Company, Inc. is an employee owned international company that celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 2019. Similar to our credit union, M.A. Ford Employees Credit Union was chartered in the early 1950s with a focus on serving… Read More

About half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each January, but only about 20 percent of people keep them. Getting into shape and achieving financial goals are among the most popular resolutions according to Statista.com. While we can’t help you reach your ideal weight, we can share 6 ways to help you become financially fit… Read More