MILAN (AP) - Italian bank Intesa SanPaolo says its second-quarter earnings more than doubled thanks to higher fees and commissions and an improved credit market.

MILAN (AP) Italian bank Intesa SanPaolo says its second-quarter earnings more than doubled thanks to higher fees and commissions and an improved credit market.

Italy's second-largest bank by assets reported Friday net income of 2 billion euros for the three months through June, up from 720 million euros in the same period last year. The bank said its profit growth exceeded its targets.

Net fees and commission rose 15 percent to 1.9 billion euros, boosting the bank to its highest half-year figure since its creation in 2007. Interest income in the quarter was down 6 percent to 1.9 billion euros, and trading profits also slid.

The bank noted an improving credit trend, with provisions for bad loans down and loans to families and businesses increasing by 41 percent in the first half.