(Corrects to clarify reason for profit fall in paragraph 1 and headline)
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Malaysia’s biggest lender Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) posted a fall in third-quarter profit due to a lower tax charge in the same period a year earlier.
Net profit for July-September was 1.795 billion ringgit ($402.9 million), the fourth quarterly decline in a row, and 5.4 percent lower than 1.898 billion ringgit a year earlier.
Net interest income for the quarter declined 2.4 percent to 2.83 billion ringgit.
The group clocked a quarterly revenue of 11.3 billion ringgit.
Analysts polled by Reuters had estimated net income of 1.08 billion ringgit and revenue of 5.42 billion ringgit for the quarter.
$1 = 4.4550 ringgit Reporting by Liz Lee; Editing by Jacqueline Wong