How successful a credit union is at making money has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, increasing its capital buffer, or use them to address problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Obviously, credit unions that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, FINANCIAL PLUS scored 10 out of a possible 30, below the national average of 10.11.
One sign that the credit union is running ahead of its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions.