Asset Quality Score
In this test, Bankrate tries to determine the impact of problem assets, such as unpaid mortgages, on the credit union's reserves set aside to cover loan losses, as well as overall capitalization.
Having a large number of these types of assets means a credit union could eventually have to use capital to absorb losses, diminishing its cushion of equity. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and no longer earning money, resulting in reduced earnings and potentially more risk of a failure in the future.
On Bankrate's asset quality test, EXCEL scored 40 out of a possible 40 points, beating out the national average of 38.09 points.
A below-average ratio of troubled assets of 0.00 percent in our test was potentially indicative of superior financial strength compared to other credit unions.