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Financial institution of America is likely one of the largest banks within the US

Earnings at Financial institution of America soared within the first quarter of the 12 months, powered by beneficial properties in its world banking unit.

The US financial institution stated internet revenue was $four.35bn (£three.44bn) within the quarter, up 44% from the identical interval in 2016.

The financial institution is the newest to profit from elevated market exercise, increased rates of interest, and a restoration within the vitality sector.

JP Morgan Chase and Citigroup each reported increased first-quarter income final week.

“The US financial system continues to point out shopper and enterprise optimism, and our outcomes mirror that,” chief government Brian Moynihan stated.

Financial institution of America stated income in its world banking unit have been $1.7bn within the interval, up 58% year-on-year resulting from report funding banking charges.

Complete income elevated 7% to $22.2bn.

The financial institution, which serves some 46 million households, final 12 months was harm by losses associated to property and the vitality trade within the first quarter. These have declined, however the agency stated it noticed an uptick in bank card losses from the tip of 2016.