How successful a credit union is at making money has an effect on its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Losses, on the other hand, diminish a credit union's ability to do those things.
STAMFORD did below-average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 8 out of a possible 30.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's running ahead of its peers in this area.