How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings may be retained by the credit union, expanding its capital cushion, or be used to deal with problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Obviously, credit unions that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
NORTH WESTERN EMPLOYEES underperformed the average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 10 out of a possible 30.
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 outperforming its peers in this area.