Charles Schwab Corp. posted record net income of $76.5 million, or 28 cents per share, in the third quarter. Revenues totaled $611.8 million, also a record.

The discount brokerage firm said net income rose 34% and revenues rose 42% from the third quarter of 1996.

The company opened 294,000 new accounts and amassed $16 billion in net new assets during the quarter, chairman Charles R. Schwab said in a prepared statement. Its total customer assets reached $345 billion on Sept. 30, up 49% from a year earlier.

Schwab's shares closed Wednesday at $36.50, up 37.5 cents.

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