Asset Quality Score
In this test, Bankrate tries to determine the impact of problem assets, such as past-due mortgages, on the credit union's reserves set aside to cover loan losses, as well as overall capitalization.
Having a large number of these kinds of assets could eventually force a credit union to use capital to absorb losses, decreasing its cushion of equity. Many of those assets are also likely to be in non-accrual status and no longer earning interest for the credit union, pushing down earnings and elevating the risk of a failure in the future.
KONE EMPLOYEES did better than the national average of 38.09 on Bankrate's asset quality test, racking up 40 out of a possible 40 points .
A lower-than-average ratio of troubled assets of 0.00 percent in our test was potentially indicative of greater financial strength than other credit unions.