A credit union's profitability affects its safety and soundness. A credit union can retain its earnings, increasing its capital buffer, or put them to work addressing 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 test of earnings, WEBSTER scored 0 out of a possible 30, lower than the national average of 10.11.
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, above the average for all credit unions.