The number of excavators and cranes in downtown Bettendorf, Iowa will soon grow as Ascentra Credit Union breaks ground on a new home office and financial center on Thursday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m. on the corner of Grant Street and 19th Street.  The membership at Ascentra is also growing and the not-for-profit is looking… Read More


In celebration of the remodel of the Ascentra Credit Union branch at 1710 W. 3rd St. in Davenport, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 9 at 4 p.m. Since November 2017, enhancements were made that feature additional office space for member privacy, a larger and more open floor plan, a restroom on… Read More


Every year Ascentra generously gives staff the opportunity to participate in our very own Steppin’ Up program. This special program allots $50 to participating staff members to pay it forward and touch the lives of others by surprising people in the community with random acts of kindness.   This year, 126 of our staff gave… Read More


On average, women outlive their husbands. According to the Social Security Administration’s estimate, the average 65-year-old woman will outlive the average 65-year-old man by more than two years, dying at age 86½. Averages aside, it also estimates that about a quarter of today’s 65-year-olds will live into their nineties. Around 10 percent will live to… Read More


Our Ascentra family stepped up for a special Casual for a Cause day raising a whopping $791 for a special Ascentra family member, Maddie Wright. Maddie is the daughter of our own Mortgage Loan Officer Shawn Wright, and has been courageously battling melanoma cancer since March of last year. Recently, t-shirts were created to show… Read More


The Iowa Legislature adjourned over the weekend, and thanks to you, there was no tax increase to Iowa credit unions and their hard-working members. We communicated frequently about the need to contact your legislators the past few months, and your voice was heard. Thank you!   Click here to read the official post-session press release… Read More


Finances can be one of the biggest strains on our personal relationships so don’t be afraid to talk about money with your significant other.  Check out this short, educational video as we talk about marriage and money on this edition of Ascentra Making Cents.  To see more videos of our monthly financial education segments like this… Read More


MUSCATINE, IOWA – Delbert Williams and his wife Sue were devastated after receiving unexpected news from doctors that would change their lives forever—cancer.  Delbert, or known to many as “Del”, was diagnosed with unresectable lung cancer and when the employees at Ascentra Credit Union heard the news, they wanted to help out. Del is a Muscatine,… Read More


You getting married! Congratulations! Before you say “I do,” it’s a good idea for the two of you to talk about finances and agree on how you’ll handle them. This will ensure your marriage gets off to a good start.   Financial Baggage Have a discussion about how you’ll handle premarital debt. Will your spouse… Read More


Children are increasingly becoming dependent on TV, game consoles, or other electronic devices for entertainment. Summer breaks often means they’ll spend more time in front of a screen. To get your kids outside in a healthy, natural environment, consider sending them to a summer camp. They’ll spend their days being physically active, participate in fun… Read More