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Best of Ascension 2017 and 2018 1st Place Award

Ascension Credit Union, a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution, is Ascension Parish’s only Community Financial Institution dedicated to serving Ascension Parish Residents! Structured as a financial cooperative, the credit union is owned and operated entirely by its membership - by the people of Ascension Parish.

BEST OF ASCENSION: For the second year in a row (2017 & 2018), Ascension Credit Union was voted BEST CREDIT UNION, BEST MORTGAGE LENDER, BEST PLACE TO WORK and for 2018 the Credit Union’s President, Lloyd Cockerham and Chief Operating Officer, Susan Curtis were Voted Best Bosses in Ascension Parish!

As a growing and healthy financial institution, Ascension CU’s philosophy reaches beyond providing convenient products, excellent services, and individualized solutions; we’re commitment to our Members’ Financial Success. IT’S BANKING… ONLY BETTER!

  • Brief History

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    • • 1974: Chartered Ascension School Employees Credit Union – Serving only APSB employees.
    • • 1986: Moved to existing location; 2430 S. Burnside Ave.
    • • 1992: Built existing Main Office building.
    • • 2008: Became Ascension CU; expanded membership to Ascension Parish residents
    • • 2017: Major Main Office renovation.
    • • 2019: Expanded membership to “Live, Work or Worship” in Ascension Parish
 
 

Our Staff

What’s the CU Difference

  • WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CREDIT UNION AND A BANK?

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    Ascension Credit Union Banks
    Not-for-profit financial institution offering a full range of financial products and services. For-profit corporations which offer a full range of financial products and services.
    Earnings are returned to members through services like free ATMs, better rates and lower fees. Earnings go to stockholders in the form of dividends.
    Insured by NCUA up to $250,000. Insured by FDIC up to $250,000.
    Ascension Credit Union is democratically governed and elections are based on a one-member, one-vote philosophy. Banks are governed by paid shareholders. Voting rights depend on the number of shares owned.
    Convenient access to more than 5,600 branch locations from coast to coast Banks require customers to use their branches for services or pay fees. Some services are unavailable outside the bank.
    Ascension Credit Union is a local, community based financial institutions. Members support their local communities when they bank at a credit union. Banks are big! The average size of a bank is double that of a credit union.
    Ascension Credit Union has members, not shareholders. Banks have customers and shareholders. They must make money from their customers to please shareholders.

Who Can Join?

  • You Can Join If You

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    Joining Ascension Credit Union couldn't be easier! If you want access to the best rates, great products, outstanding solutions and excellent member service, open a Share Account and become a member. It's simple, just bring in two current forms of identification (Driver's License, Social Security card, etc.), fill out a membership application at the credit union today.

    • • Live, work or worship in Ascension Parish;
    • • An Ascension Parish School Board employee, retiree, or student; or
    • • An immediate family member of a current member

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