How successful a credit union is at making money has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, boosting its capital buffer, or use them 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.
KNOXVILLE FIREFIGHTERS underperformed the average on Bankrate's earnings test, achieving a score of 8 out of a possible 30.
KNOXVILLE FIREFIGHTERS had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, higher than the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's outperforming its peers in this area.