Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (ASX:BEN)
has announced its cash earnings after tax fell 2.4 per cent to $219.8 million for the six months ended December 31.
The bank's net interest income fell 1.7 per cent to $656.5 million.
Cash Earnings per share decreased by 0.2 cents to 45.1 cents.
The company declared a fully franked interim dividend of 35 cents per share in line with the prior period.
Shares in Bendigo and Adelaide Bank (ASX:BEN)
are trading 2.78 per cent lower to $10.84.