A credit union's ability to earn money has an effect on its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital buffer, or use them to address problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Obviously, credit unions that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, GREATER CHAUTAUQUA scored 8 out of a possible 30, failing to reach the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions, a sign that it's doing better than its peers in this area.