How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, boosting its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, reduce a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, TIMES scored 14 out of a possible 30, above the national average of 10.31.
TIMES had an earnings ratio of 7.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions, a sign that it's running ahead of its peers in this area.