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Ascend Federal Credit Union Opens Cookeville Branch

Ascend News | 01/18/19

Ascend Federal Credit Union held a grand opening for its new Cookeville branch on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The branch, which is the credit union’s 25th Middle Tennessee location, is located in the Shoppes at Eagle Point at 1265 Interstate Drive, Suite A107, next to Publix.

“Five years ago, we welcomed 1,021 new members when Link Federal Credit Union in Sparta merged with Ascend,” credit union President and CEO Caren Gabriel said during opening remarks. “Until now, the closest branch we’ve had to serve those members has been our McMinnville branch. I’m so glad we now have a financial center to offer more convenient service to those members as well as to our members in Cookeville and Putnam County.”

Ascend’s Board Chairman Anthony Taylor spoke about the interactive teller machines featured at the branch.

“Credit union members can use these machines to complete many of the same transactions performed at a traditional teller line, including withdrawing cash, depositing cash and checks, cashing a check and more,” he said. “Plus, there will always be folks here who can assist with other services, such as applying for a loan.”

Cookeville Chamber President and CEO George Halford welcomed Ascend to the community.

“What a great location,” he said. “Ascend is yet another brand name that we’ve attracted to our community. Cookeville is the number one micropolitan community in the state and number nine in the country.”

With more than $2 billion in assets and more than 200,000 members, Ascend is the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest federally chartered credit unions in the United States. The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) selected Ascend as the 2015 Federal Credit Union of the Year. Ascend is federally insured by NCUA.

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