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


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


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