Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with a total of five Diamond Awards, which nationally recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council at the council’s annual conference, held March 25-28 in Las Vegas this… Read More


The typical home is one room, has a dirt floor and walls made of mud, clay or adobe. The conditions in Ethiopia were worse off than she envisioned. The houses were so small that several different families shared a little area outside of their homes as a kitchen. … Read More


Retirement planning is a tricky process, and one that requires careful planning and patience. But even if you have a retirement plan and a clear set of visions and goals, not just financially, but for your lifestyle, it’s important that you be aware of several common missteps that many, even those with a plan, fall victim to.… Read More


Thank you for your membership in Ascentra Credit Union! The Teller is a new design for our quarterly member newsletter, but our role as a credit union is still the same.… Read More


Larry Ridenour was awarded the 2014 Volunteer Cooperative Spirit Award for exemplifying the spirit of the credit union industry and the communities they serve. The Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) honored six credit union representatives at the Iowa Credit Union Convention held September 17-19 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque. Larry has served as… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with a total of six Diamond Awards, which recognize outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council at the council’s annual conference held March 12-15 in Orlando, Fla. Awards are… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union’s Board of Directors announced this week that Dale Owen will be the new President & CEO of the credit union, after serving as Interim CEO for the last 90 days. “Dale has given more than fourteen years to the credit union as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. His succession to… Read More


The Iowa Quad Cities Rotary Group created a scholarship in Ascentra’s late CEO Paul Lensmeyer’s name. He was a long time member of the service organization. During a club meeting on July 25th, 2013, Ascentra donated $25,000 to help sustain the new scholarship. “We really are grateful for the credit union’s contribution, which will allow… Read More