BRIEF-Santander reports Q1 EPS $0.40
* Qtrly net finance and other interest income of $1.1 billion, down 8 pct
NEW YORK Oct 5 The Federal Reserve on Wednesday awarded $297.96 billion of one-day, fixed-rate reverse repurchase agreements to 55 bidders at an interest rate of 0.25 percent, the New York Fed said on its website.
On Tuesday, the U.S. central bank allotted $306.04 billion in one-day reverse repos to 57 bidders, including Wall Street dealers, money market mutual funds and mortgage finance agencies, also at an interest rate of 0.25 percent. (Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by Chris Reese)