Asset Quality Score
In this test, Bankrate tries to determine the effect of problem assets, such as past-due mortgages, on the credit union's reserves set aside to cover loan losses, as well as overall capitalization.
Having extensive holdings of these types of assets may eventually force a credit union to use capital to cover losses, decreasing its equity buffer. It also means that there are likely to be many assets that are in non-accrual status and no longer earning money, resulting in diminished earnings and potentially more risk of a future failure.
On Bankrate's asset quality test, ST. HELENS COMMUNITY scored 40 out of a possible 40 points, beating the national average of 38.09 points.
Troubled assets made up 0.00 percent of the credit union's total assets in our test, lower than the national average and potentially indicative of greater financial strength than other credit unions.