How successful a credit union is at making money affects 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, potentially making the credit union better prepared to withstand financial shocks. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a credit union's ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, NORTHERN EAGLE scored 30 out of a possible 30, above 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, a sign that it's doing better than its peers in this area.