LOS ANGELES - Having put two years of credit card losses and lawsuits behind it, Bank Plus Corp. is prettying itself up for possible suitors.

In the last few months the $2.4 billion-asset parent of Fidelity Federal Bank has found a buyer for its money-losing credit card portfolio, settled most of the lawsuits related to that portfolio, boosted capital by selling branches, and awarded board seats to dissident shareholders who had been clamoring for the company's sale. By yearend Bank Plus may even turn a profit, said president and chief executive Mark K. Mason.

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