Mumbai, Aug. 6 -- Lakshmi Vilas Bank on Tuesday said its net loss widened to Rs.237 crore in the first quarter of FY20, mainly on account of higher provisioning and lower growth in net interest income.

The lender had registered a net loss of Rs.124 crore in the same period last financial year (FY19).

The provisions of the lender saw a huge decline sequentially and a rise of 31.06% on a year on year basis. In the June quarter of FY20, provisions of the lender stood at Rs.211.70 crore as compared to Rs.478.77 crore in Q4FY19 and Rs.161.53 crore in Q1FY19. The provision coverage ratio of the bank in this quarter stood at 63.08%.

Net interest income (NII), the difference between interest earned on loans and that paid on deposits, of the le...