In celebration of Junior Achievement’s 100-year anniversary and the opening of our new home office in downtown Bettendorf, Iowa, the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation has contributed a $100,000 grant to Junior Achievement of the Heartland to help youth better understand financial concepts and gain confidence in the ability to manage their financial future. The grant… Read More


If you’re planning a vacation, but trying to economize as much as possible, then you may want to wait until August 23 to take your flight. The summer is a popular time for vacations and, therefore, the demand for flights is high. Once the school year begins, airfares drop. To encourage travelers during this off-peak… Read More


This year marks 100 years of Junior Achievement, an international non-profit organization that inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. Many at Ascentra have taken part in Junior Achievement volunteer opportunities including a group who celebrated Junior Achievement Day this past April 11 in area classrooms as part of the classroom… Read More


The academic accomplishments of ten area students have been recognized by the 2019 Ascentra Scholarship Program.  These ten future leaders were selected to receive $1,000 to help offset the rising costs of attending a college or university and get one step closer to achieving their academic goals. At Ascentra, we are committed to supporting education… Read More


Insurance protection is part of a solid financial plan, and dependable coverage helps ensure financial relief when you need it most. We are very excited to announce a new partnership with TruStage Insurance, a CUNA Mutual Group consumer brand to help our members plan and protect for their future. TruStage Insurance was founded on the… Read More


When financial markets have a bad day, week, or month, discomforting headlines and data can swiftly communicate a message to retirees and retirement savers alike: equity investments are risky things, and Wall Street is a risky place. All true. If you want to accumulate significant retirement savings or try and grow your wealth through the… Read More


We had a blast celebrating the Scottie Reads Reading Challenge Saturday, Apr. 13th!  This is the 10th year for the Scottie Reads program, challenging all of the North Scott first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 160 North Scott first graders completed the challenge and were invited along with their family… Read More


Last summer, Team Ascentra came together for a special Casual for a Cause recipient, Tom Hasson.  Tom, a Physical Education teacher at Taylor Ridge Elementary School, was on his way home from supporting former students at the state softball tournament when he was involved in a life-threatening motorcycle accident.  After hearing about his accident, Team… Read More


Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge!  This is the 16th year celebrating the Bettendorf Booker Bear Reading Challenge, and 282 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– way to go first graders!  Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library… Read More