Bank sees increase in net income

Rockland Trust is reporting a successful third quarter of 2013, with net income of $14.7 million. The bank’s quarterly earnings rose 14.3 percent over the last quarter, according to a statement from Rockland Trust’s parent company, Independent Bank Corp. “Our commitment to a high quality customer experience has once again translated into strong financial results,” Christopher Oddleifson, the bank’s chief executive officer, said in a press release. “We continue to grow commercial loans and core deposits by attracting new customers from our competitors.”