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

The Ascentra team recently got together with KWQC to help with their Toy For Tots drive in a blustery December morning.  Our team helped at the KWQC drop off day to get toys from people who drove up to the TV station to donate!  … Read More

With 2016 just around the corner, many people will make resolutions to manage their personal finances better. Whether that means saving more, or setting up a personal budget, the suggestions can get overwhelming. Here are four easy personal finance goals, for you to consider, to start the New Year on the right path:   1.… Read More

The holidays always seem to be just around the corner.  It won’t be long before families are exchanging presents.  Holidays and gifts can take a big bite out of your budget so planning ahead will help keep your budget under control. It is important not to get caught up in the last minute emotion of… Read More

Credit unions are not-for-profit organizations that exist to serve their members rather than to maximize corporate profits. Like banks, credit unions accept deposits, make loans and provide a wide array of other financial services. But as member-owned institutions, credit unions focus on providing a safe place to save and borrow at reasonable rates. Unlike banks,… Read More

Congratulations to all the Moline first graders who completed The Grrreat Tiger Tales Reading Challenge and read 10 books in one month! Way to go! Over 300 Moline first graders met the challenge and those in attendance were treated to a pizza party at the Moline Public Library where they were recognized in front of… Read More

Sometimes the best place to do your banking isn’t a bank. Not-for-profit credit unions exist for the benefit of members and generally don’t have the high fees that traditional for-profit banks are known for. Over 101 million people in the U.S. are members. Here are four reasons to join them: 1. Higher earnings. Credit unions… Read More

The Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition announces another round of scholarships for area students.  A total of $10,000 in scholarships are made available to Ascentra members planning to further their education starting the 2016 – 2017 school year.   The ten scholarships will be awarded to students as follows: Five $1,000 scholarships for high school students… Read More