Citigroup said on Monday that it had agreed to pay the mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae $968 million to resolve any claims on 3.7 million mortgage loans that might sour.

The company said the settlement would apply to troubled loans as well as any potential future claims on loans that originated between 2000 and 2012 that were purchased by Fannie Mae, which was bailed out by the government during the financial crisis.

“We have a strong and productive relationship with Fannie Mae,” Jane Fraser, chief executive of CitiMortgage, said in a statement. “As we work to deepen and enhance financial relationships with our clients, we will continue to focus on the production of high-quality mortgage loans.”

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