Have you noticed a charge on your phone bill for something you didn’t purchase? You may be the victim of cramming. Take these steps to protect yourself, according to Consumer Reports. Understand your bill. Familiarize yourself with the layout of your phone bill, understand terms used, and be aware of legitimate charges. Contact your phone… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union will be issuing enhanced-security debit chip cards to all debit cardholders. These high-tech cards that are accepted in the U.S. and around the world contain an embedded computer chip that adds a new layer of protection against fraud for purchases made at the point of sale and when used at ATMs. Debit… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union has a proud history of providing scholarships for members attending college.  As the credit union has grown, so have our scholarship programs and we currently offer $10,000 in scholarships to assist our members.  Additionally, the credit union partners with United Steelworkers Local 105 as well as other area foundations in supporting meaningful… Read More


Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are a crucial component to many retirement plans. As the first wave of the Baby Boomer generation begins to enter retirement this year, the focus on a comprehensive retirement plan has never been more prevalent. Most financial professionals agree that a comprehensive retirement plan should include some sort of employer-sponsored retirement… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union is proud to support the education and development of our future leaders.  For that reason every year we give out a total of $10,000 in scholarships to our members who are freshmen going to college, those continuing their education at a college or trade school, adult learners going back to school and… Read More


Be on the lookout for your new Visa debit card design with the EMV chip coming late February! More information will be sent directly to you on how this new feature enhances the security of your account and other new rewarding benefits that will be available with your new card.… Read More


Every new year gives all of us an opportunity to adopt new habits that will lead us to a healthier and more productive life, but ultimately we seem to fall back into our old habits and tend to give up on making positive changes. In an attempt to keep things positive, we will not focus… Read More


2016 Ascentra Credit Union Annual Meeting When: April 19th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Where: The Bettendorf Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr. Bettendorf, Iowa At the next Annual Meeting there will be five positions open for volunteer board of directors. Each is a three year term position. The voting will take place in person by paper… Read More


As the grown-ups prepare for New Year’s Eve, the kids got to celebrate today at the Family Museum’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration!  Jumpin’ George was on hand to celebrate the last day of the year and get his picture taken with all his new friends who attended this awesome event.  As the countdown got closer… Read More


Paying for college can be challenging and complicated to figure out. The good thing is that each year Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school. Parents and students have to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to… Read More