Plan your next vacation ahead to ensure that you get the most for your money without sacrificing a good time. Then relax, knowing that you might even have funds left over when you get home. Here’s how:   1. Airfare – Book flights on Yapta and be eligible for a voucher if the airfare goes down… Read More

A few smart upgrades can go a long way! Get the scoop on what sells a home fast on this edition of Ascentra Making Cents. Watch more videos of our monthly financial education segments like this one on our YouTube channel.    … Read More

Paying for purchases is easy and secure using your Ascentra Visa Debit or Ascentra Visa Credit Card with Apple Pay. It’s easy to pay with your compatible Apple device. The things you love about Visa – right on your device Quick and easy to set up so you can start using Apple Pay right away… Read More

Today’s real estate market is crowded with inventory, so if you want to sell your home, it has to stand out. Staging, or making it appeal to the broadest possible group of people, is one way to do just that.   That means depersonalizing your home so buyers can visualize themselves living in it. Basic… Read More

Over the course of the past few years, we have seen credit card rewards programs that have fallen short of consumer expectations. We have worked hard to find the right rewards program that is best for our members; one that is unique and generous. We are pleased to announce the introduction of uChoose Rewards to… Read More

You buy any kind of insurance to cover those costs you could not cover out of pocket. But there’s no need to pay more for it than necessary. Here are four ways to curb car coverage.   1. Comparison shop and pump discounts – It’s easy to let your current policy ride but you likely are… Read More

Parker Hopkins Casual for a Cause #ParkerStrong Little Parker Hopkins was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Aug. 13, 2016.  The Ascentra Family came together for a special Casual for a Cause Day where staff members donated $5 to dress casual, raising a total of $515 for Little Parker.   Supporters from the Muscatine community… Read More

Over 80 percent of consumers use the Internet to shop for cars. It’s a fast and convenient way to compare prices, models, reviews, and dealerships. If you’re in the market for a new car, we have a few tips for you:   Explore your choices. If you have an idea of what you want–a small… Read More

If you’ve settled for just a convenient place to save, borrow and invest money, you’re not getting all you can from banking. A 2015 Financial Services Consumer Survey done by the CGI Group indicated that 81 percent of respondents wanted to be rewarded for their business — but only 34 percent said they were satisfied… Read More