A credit union's profitability has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, boosting its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Obviously, credit unions that are losing money are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, PROGRESSIVE scored 0 out of a possible 30, failing to reach the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of -1.00 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.