A credit union's ability to earn money has an effect on its long-term survivability. A credit union can retain its earnings, boosting its capital cushion, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, likely making the credit union more resilient in tough times. Conversely, losses diminish a credit union's ability to do those things.
UFIRST beat the national average on Bankrate's test of earnings, achieving a score of 22 out of a possible 30.
One sign that the credit union is doing better than its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, better than the average for all credit unions.