July 18 (Reuters) - Danske Bank’s second-quarter pretax profit came in below expectations on Thursday hit by low interest rates and higher costs associated with compliance in the aftermath of a money-laundering scandal at its Estonian branch.
Second-quarter pre-tax profits fell to 4.76 billion Danish crowns ($716.6 million) from 5.49 billions the previous year, missing a mean forecast of 5.06 billion by analysts according to Refinitiv data.
Its reported net profit of 4.0 billion Danish crowns was in line with Danske’s preliminary second-quarter estimates from early July. ($1 = 6.6426 Danish crowns) (Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard. Editing by Jane Merriman)