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Swedbank AB posted a rise in net profit for the first quarter

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The bank said its net profit for the three months ending March 31 totaled 5.12 billion Swedish kronor ($577.2 million), compared with SEK4.31 billion for the same period last year.
STOCKHOLM–Swedbank AB (SWED-A.SK), one of Sweden’s and the Baltic region’s largest lenders, Tuesday posted a rise in net profit for the first quarter, as higher net-interest income from strong mortgage lending helped offset a rise in expenses and credit losses.
Net interest income at the Sundbyberg, Sweden-based bank rose to SEK5.97 billion from SEK5.46 billion, while loan losses increased to SEK339 million from SEK35 million.
Swedbank said corporate lending decreased slightly in the quarter due to repayments and foreign-exchange effects.
Swedbank’s common equity Tier 1 ratio, a measure of financial strength, stood at 24.2%, up from 23.7% a year earlier.
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