How successful a credit union is at making money has an effect on its long-term survivability. Earnings may be retained by the credit union, expanding its capital buffer, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the credit union better prepared to withstand economic shocks. Obviously, credit unions that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, NW PRIORITY scored 12 out of a possible 30, better than 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 beating its peers in this area.