THE INSTITUTION'S SCORE
Capital acts as a cushion against losses and affords protection for members when a credit union is experiencing economic trouble. Therefore, a credit union's level of capital is a crucial measurement of its financial fortitude. From a safety and soundness perspective, the more capital, the better.
On our test to measure the adequacy of a credit union's capital, EAST CHICAGO FIREMEN'S achieved a score of 26 out of a possible 30 points, exceeding the national average of 15.65.
EAST CHICAGO FIREMEN'S appears to be stronger than its peers, with a capitalization ratio of 26.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions.