A credit union's ability to earn money has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the credit union, increasing its capital buffer, or be used to address problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Credit unions that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
FIRST AMERICAN scored 0 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's test of earnings, coming in below the national average of 10.11.
One sign that FIRST AMERICAN is doing better than its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions.