How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings can be retained by the credit union, expanding its capital buffer, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, reduce a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, GREAT LAKES MEMBERS scored 0 out of a possible 30, less than 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, a sign that it's doing better than its peers in this area.