PT Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) Tbk (BBTN) booked net profit of Rp1.27 trillion in the first half (H1) this year, grew by 22% from Rp1.04 trillion in the corresponding period of last year. Net interest income rose 14.13% to Rp4.2 trillion. Other operating profit jumped 35.33% to Rp791 billion. BTN’s lending increased 18.8% to Rp177.4 trillion. Third party fund also rose 18.26% to Rp159.12 trillion. Non performing loan improved to 3.23% from previous 3.41%. BTN targets its lending to grow by 21-23% this year and third party fund to grow 22-24%. The Bank also expects net profit to grow by 15% this year.