How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings can be retained by the credit union, giving a boost to its capital buffer, or be used to address problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Losses, on the other hand, reduce a credit union's ability to do those things.
GREATER IOWA scored 10 out of a possible 30 on Bankrate's earnings test, lower 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, suggesting that it's running ahead of its peers in this area.