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Saudi National Bank posts 20% rise in quarterly profit

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DUBAI, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Saudi National Bank (SNB), the country's biggest lender, on Sunday posted a nearly 20% rise in third-quarter profit from higher fees.

SNB reported a net profit of 3.8 billion riyals ($1.0 billion) for the quarter that ended on Sept. 30, up from 3.2 billion riyals in the same period a year earlier.

The result was better than the 3.6 billion riyals average analysts' forecast on Refinitiv Eikon data.

The Saudi bank said total operating income increased by 38.4% mainly due to higher net special commission income, foreign exchange income and higher fees from banking services

.($1 = 3.7507 riyals)

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Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh; Editing by William Mallard

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