A credit union's ability to earn money affects its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, expanding its capital buffer, or use them to address problematic loans, potentially making the credit union better prepared to withstand economic shocks. Credit unions that are losing money, however, have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, L & N scored 18 out of a possible 30, exceeding the national average of 10.11.
One sign that the credit union is doing better than its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions.