If you have a small business and are thinking of accepting credit card purchases or upgrading your equipment, then you are in need of the latest merchant services. Not all merchant service providers are the same. With new EMV chip card technology shifting liability to merchants who are not equipped to accept the new technology,… Read More


The best way to keep insurance premiums low—if your luck and driving skills hold up—is to avoid all accidents and tickets. In setting prices, insurance companies constantly seek statistical patterns for groups of people who file more or fewer claims on their auto policies. Here are some auto insurance discounts that you already may qualify… Read More


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  If you’re a homeowner, your home is 26 times more likely to suffer flood damage than fire damage, according to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. Despite this fact, most people still go without flood insurance. Industry experts speculate that most homeowners—particularly those not living near a coastal waterway—don’t believe a flood… Read More


The Summer Enrichment Initiative (SEI) in Rock Island received a huge boost thanks to a generous $18,897.00 grant from the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) materials. LLI is the primary curriculum used by SEI but unavailable to staff and the children they serve at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with six Diamond Awards, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,200 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are… Read More