How successful a credit union is at making money affects its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, increasing its capital buffer, or use them to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Conversely, losses take away from a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, CASCADE scored 12 out of a possible 30, above the national average of 10.11.
CASCADE had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions, an indication that it's beating its peers in this area.