SBS Bank Members’ Equity was up $58 million, or 17.3%, on last year to $389 million.
The bank's total capital ratio also increased to 15.7% from 13.8%, providing the bank headroom from the 8% regulatory minimum.
The Southland-based lender's housing book grew by less than 1% in the year, while gross lending contracted by 3%.
Chief executive Shaun Drylie has pinpointed further growth in the bank's reverse mortgage business, after it launched its revamped 'Unwind' product a year ago.
The bank is expected to pare back its commercial and agri lending to focus on home lending and its equity release book.