WASHINGTON — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. will now include out-of-court settlements in its regular reporting of civil actions against failed-bank officers and directors.

The online posting of the deals reverses a prior policy of releasing out-of-court agreements only on requests from interested parties. The change appeared to respond to claims that the agency was trying to keep such settlements — in which former bank managers agree to monetary fines without having to endure a court battle — under wraps.

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