Asset Quality Score
In this test, Bankrate tries to estimate the impact of troubled assets, such as unpaid loans, on the credit union's loan loss reserves and overall capitalization.
A credit union with a large number of these types of assets may eventually have to use capital to cover losses, shrinking its equity buffer. 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 diminished earnings and potentially more risk of a failure in the future.
On Bankrate's test of asset quality, D C FIRE DEPARTMENT scored 36 out of a possible 40 points, failing to reach the national average of 38.09 points.
A below-average ratio of problem assets of 0.00 percent in our test was potentially indicative of superior financial strength compared to other credit unions.