A credit union's earnings performance has an effect on its safety and soundness. Earnings may be retained by the credit union, increasing its capital buffer, or be used to deal with problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Obviously, credit unions that are losing money have less ability to do those things.
On Bankrate's earnings test, TRI BORO scored 10 out of a possible 30, less than the national average of 10.11.
The credit union had an earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions, suggesting that it's beating its peers in this area.