Asset Quality Score
In this test, Bankrate tries to estimate the effect of troubled assets, such as unpaid loans, on the credit union's capitalization and allocated loan loss reserves.
Having a large number of these kinds of assets means a credit union may have to use capital to cover losses, decreasing its equity cushion. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and no longer earning money, reducing earnings and increasing the chances of a future failure.
On Bankrate's test of asset quality, PARIS HI-WAY scored 40 out of a possible 40 points, beating out the national average of 38.09 points.
A lower-than-average ratio of problem assets of 0.00 percent in our test was potentially indicative of superior financial strength compared to other credit unions.