How successful a credit union is at earning money has an effect on its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, giving a boost to its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing problematic loans, potentially making the credit union more resilient in times of trouble. Credit unions that are losing money, however, are less able to do those things.
On Bankrate's test of earnings, WEBSTER FIRST scored 14 out of a possible 30, better than the national average of 10.11.
One sign that the credit union is running ahead of its peers in this area was its earnings ratio of 0.00 percent in our test, above the average for all credit unions.