A credit union's ability to earn money has an effect on its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, expanding its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Credit unions that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, CLEARPATH scored 4 out of a possible 30, falling short of the national average of 10.31.
One sign that CLEARPATH is running ahead of its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 2.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions.