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

Ascentra Credit Union’s ninth branch located at 2339 53rdAve. in Bettendorf was dedicated to our late CEO Paul Lensmeyer on Monday, July22nd during its official ribbon cutting ceremony. Mr. Lensmeyer’s family was there for the unveiling of a special plaque with his likeness that will be permanently placed on the structure. His family also had… Read More