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

The Inaugural Paul Lensmeyer Golf Outing took place on Monday, Sept. 28 at The Rock Island Arsenal Golf Course.  This golf outing was a way to raise money for the recently established Ascentra Credit Union Foundation, which was created in honor of Ascentra’s late CEO, Paul Lensmeyer. His vision and testament of always listening, caring,… Read More

The Ascentra Team recently held a Casual for A Cause day for Darcey Leu to help out with mounting medical expenses associated with her battle with stage 4 liver cancer. On Wednesday, we presented her with $445! In an inspiring moment shortly after she left, an Ascentra member who witnessed the check presentation, took out… Read More

Ascentra Credit Union celebrated the opening of our new branch located at 1800 Brady Street in Davenport in August with a series of events, contests and the ceremonial ribbon cutting that made us feel right at home in the Hilltop Campus Village. This brand new location replaced the nearby office of the Scott Schools Credit… Read More

The next Ascentra Credit Union annual meeting will be held on April 19, 2016 at the Bettendorf Library. If you are interested in running for a board of directors position please contact Jennifer Naeve, VP of Marketing & PR at 563-459-6948 or Nomination forms must be completed and returned by November 20, 2015. Our… Read More

Did you know you no longer receive your annual Social Security statement by mail? Go to to access your statement. Even though you will no longer receive paper statements, it’s important that you still review your statements on an annual basis with your advisor to make sure everything is accurate.   Did you know… Read More