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Retirement Planning: Credit Unions Can Lead by Example

“You need to save for retirement.” How many times have you heard that, or said that or read that? Retirement planning is one of those omnipresent topics in our industry, precisely because it is so important. National Retirement Security Week (Oct. 15 – 21) was a timely reminder that smart, long-term retirement plans are essential […]

Ascend’s Gabriel Wins Business Award

Middle Tennessee State University’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business has recognized Ascend Federal Credit Union’s leader with an award. Ascend President and CEO Caren Gabriel received the Jennings A. Jones Champion of Free Enterprise Award during a rewards reception Oct. 26. This award is presented to an individual whose achievements “are in keeping with […]

Self-Service Banking Gets Easier, More Secure with CO-OP ATM Terminal Driving Upgrades

CO-OP Financial Services is marking the ATM’s 50th year by making a series of credit union member-centric upgrades to its CO-OP ATM Terminal Driving services, building on security provisions, simplifying navigation and adding new transaction options. “The ATM presents a great innovation model for the industry,” said Todd Clark, President/CEO of CO-OP. “It’s a half […]

Ascend Raises $5,250 to Fight Cancer

Ascend Federal Credit Union has raised $5,250 to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation. Ascend employees participated in Komen’s “Passionately Pink for the Cure” by contributing at least $5 to “dress down” to blue jeans and pink shirts on Fridays and Saturdays in October. The credit union also bathed its Corporate Headquarters in Tullahoma with […]

Ascend Raises $1,095.58 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Ascend Federal Credit Union has raised $1,095.58 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Participating in the Society’s “Costumed for a Cure,” Ascend employees dressed in costumes or decorated pumpkins on Halloween. Members and other employees voted for their favorite costume or pumpkin by placing a donation of at least $1 in that person’s collection box. […]