SNL Financial Announces Annual 50 Best Performing Credit Unions

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Idaho Central CU again reigns supreme

Announced today, SNL Financial released its annual ranking of 2014’s 50 best-performing credit unions. Idaho Central Credit Union led SNL's credit union ranking for the third year running. The Chubbuck, Idaho-based credit union came in first over Schlumberger Employees Credit Union and First Florida Credit Union, which ranked second and third, respectively.

In the analysis, SNL ranked the best-performing credit unions using the following five core financial performance metrics: member growth, net chargeoffs as a percentage of average loans, efficiency ratio, asset quality and market growth. To qualify for this ranking, a credit union had to report more than $500 million in total assets and a net worth ratio of at least 7.0% as of Dec. 31, 2014. Based on these two criteria, there were 458 credit unions that qualified for this analysis.

For each institution, SNL calculated that credit union's standard deviation from the mean for each of the ranking metrics. The standard deviations from the mean for each metric for each institution were then equally weighted and added together to calculate a performance score for each credit union. To help normalize the data and mitigate the impact of outliers, caps and floors were applied for each metric.

For the full report, click here.

The ranking of all 50 Credit Unions is also attached.

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