Improved credit quality pushed up quarterly profit at TCF Financial Corp. (TCB) in Wayzata, Minn., despite declines in interest and fee revenue.

The $18.3 billion-asset company reported a second-quarter profit of $34.1 million, 8% higher than the second quarter of 2012. Per-share earnings were 21 cents, meeting the expectations of analysts polled by Bloomberg. TCF announced the results Tuesday.

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