Asset Quality Score
In this test, Bankrate tries to estimate the effect of problem assets, such as past-due loans, on the credit union's reserves set aside to cover loan losses, as well as overall capitalization.
A credit union with a large number of these kinds of assets could eventually have to use capital to absorb losses, decreasing its buffer of equity. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and thus aren't earning money, resulting in reduced earnings and potentially more risk of a future failure.
On Bankrate's asset quality test, BAY scored 40 out of a possible 40 points, beating the national average of 38.09 points.
A lower-than-average ratio of problem assets of 0.00 percent in our test was potentially indicative of greater financial strength than other credit unions.