TALLAHASEE, Fla. (10/14/08)--Southeast Corporate FCU in Tallahassee, Fla., had a very strong second quarter, the credit union said in its second-quarter report. Southeast's total assets stood at $3.86 billion as of June 30, a slight decrease compared with the $3.93 billion in assets as of Dec. 31. Net income during the first half of 2008 was $5.56 million, compared with the $1.94 million earned during the same period in 2007. Southeast maintains strong Standard & Poor’s ratings of AA long-term and A-1+ short- term. The corporate also is rated F-1+ short-term and AA- long-term by Fitch Ratings. The ratings are assigned through an independent review of Southeast's financial and operational activities and represent the highest ratings given to corporate credit unions, the corporate said in its report. Also, Southeast continued to maintain a strong capital position during the first two quarters of 2008, the report said. During the period, retained earnings increased to $117.8 million as of June 30, from $112.3 million as of year-end 2007.