Identity theft is one of the top three consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC’s annual look at its Consumer Sentinel Network database of complaints found that the agency received more than 3 million complaints overall in calendar year 2018, with 15 percent related to identity theft. If you are a victim, take… Read More


The next Ascentra Credit Union annual meeting will be held on April 21, 2020 at the Lensmeyer Learning Center, Ascentra Home Office, 2019 Grant Street, Bettendorf, Iowa. 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… Read More


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


The Quad Cities region was tested by devastating floods this spring, but as our recovery efforts have shown, our will is stronger than ever. The boots on the ground organizations acted fast to help people with housing and cleanup efforts. Just as the water began to recede, the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation joined the effort… 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


Every year the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) conducts a Membership Benefits Report for Ascentra Credit Union and the latest findings estimate that members received more than $6.8 million in direct financial benefits during the twelve months ending in December 2018. These benefits are equivalent to $184 per member or $374 per member household. Furthermore,… Read More


You can prepare for your retirement transition years before it occurs. In doing so, you can do your best to avoid the kind of financial surprises that tend to upset an unsuspecting new retiree. How much monthly income will you need? Look at your monthly expenses and add them up. (Consider also the trips, adventures… 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