Bolstered by profits at its electronic transaction processing subsidiary, second-quarter earnings at Synovus Financial Corp. of Columbus, Ga., jumped 16% from a year earlier, to $61.8 million, or 22 cents per share.

The $13.7 billion-asset company, which operates 38 community banks in four states, also reported that first-half earnings rose 18%, to $123.1 million, or 43 cents per share.

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