Asset Quality Score
In this test, Bankrate tries to determine the impact 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 extensive holdings of these kinds of assets could eventually be required to use capital to cover losses, decreasing its equity cushion. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and thus aren't earning interest for the credit union, resulting in lower earnings and potentially more risk of a failure in the future.
FEDSTAR exceeded the national average of 38.09 on Bankrate's test of asset quality, racking up 40 out of a possible 40 points .
The credit union's ratio of troubled assets was 0.00 percent in our test, beneath the national average and suggestive of greater financial strength than other credit unions.