Rising interest rates continue to benefit the Federal Home Loan Banks whose net income was up by more than 10 percent for the first half of the year, according to a report released this week by Moody’s Investors Service. FHLBank net income was $1.83 billion in the first six months of 2018, up from the $1.67 billion a year earlier. This reflected a 10.45 percent increase that was driven by growth in net interest income, partially offset by lower non-interest income. Moody’s noted that yields on both advances and liabilities increased because of higher interest rates. Overall, the net interest margin improved nine basis points to 0.47 percent from the same period in 2017.