How successful a credit union is at making money has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the credit union, giving a boost to its capital buffer, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. However, credit unions that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, FIRELANDS scored 10 out of a possible 30, falling short of the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions, an indication that it's beating its peers in this area.