Deirdre Fernandes

Fernandes covers banking and insurance for the Globe’s Business section. She has also written about Newton and the western Boston suburbs for GlobeWest. Prior to joining the Globe in 2011, she had worked for The Virginian-Pilot, in Norfolk, Virginia and papers in North Carolina. She has written about politics, education, public pensions and salaries, and the occasional rogue tomato gardener. She grew up in Sudbury.

Latest stories

State’s top auto insurer to sell life insurance

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Mapfre USA is branching out as it faces competition from national companies like Geico and Progressive Insurance.

Watertown golf course again site of insider trading case

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

For the second time in as many months, federal authorities have charged Oakley Country Club members with insider trading.

State selects nonprofit for pay-for-success adult education program

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Governor Deval Patrick is expanding a unique financing plan that pays for social services based on results to a new arena: adult education programs.

Citizens Bank expands commercial lending

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The bank is using some of the money from selling the Chicago Charter One operations for the expansion.