Over 1,300 guests attended the big Noon Year’s Eve event at the Bettendorf Family Museum to celebrate the arrival of the new year on Monday, Dec. 31.  The grownups get to have their New Year’s Eve fun at night leading up to midnight, so the Bettendorf Family Museum offers kiddos the chance to celebrate the… 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 10th 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


Wow!  Thank you for everyone’s support in voting Ascentra Credit Union “Best Credit Union” and “Best Home Mortgages” for the 2018 Quad City Times Readers’ Choice Awards.  We are humbled by the recognition and focused on living up to these awards by providing the best technology, products and services for our membership. It’s very gratifying… Read More


The First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account (FTHSA) program is now available in the state of Iowa and offered at Ascentra Credit Union.  Accounts may be established by qualifying first-time homebuyers or by others on their behalf. Taxpayers may deduct a portion of money saved from their Iowa adjusted gross income deposits made into their FTHSA.  Other… Read More


The price of long-term care insurance has really gone up. If you are a baby boomer and you have kept your eye on it for a few years, chances are you have noticed this. Last year, the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) noted that a 60-year-old couple would pay an average of $3,490… Read More


Now more than ever, people are sharing sensitive personal information about themselves online. Technology allows us to connect to each other around the world no matter our location, bank and shop online, and even control our televisions, homes, and cars from our smartphones. With this added convenience comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams. Every time… Read More


The next Ascentra Credit Union annual meeting will be held on April 16, 2019 at the Bettendorf Public Library. If you are interested in running for a position on the board of directors, please contact Jennifer Naeve, Chief Marketing Officer at 563-459-6952 or jennifer.naeve@ascentra.org. Nomination forms must be completed and returned by Nov. 16, 2018.… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union has partnered with First Community Trust (FCT), an independent trust company,­­­ to help families manage, protect and distribute their assets.  Individuals who have established trusts as part of their estate planning may need the services of a corporate trustee. FCT offers these primary services: asset management, estate planning and settlement, retirement planning… Read More