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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

More relying on Walmart for financial services

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The state’s dominant check-cashing operation isn’t an inner-city storefront or a fly-by-night business. It’s your neighborhood Walmart.

Banks trying giveaways for new customers

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Checking accounts are the prize for financial institutions chasing fee revenue, loyal customers and additional capital to help them grow.

Mortgage companies join first-time homebuyer program

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The goal of the program is to provide 10,000 mortgage loans in the next five years to first-time buyers.

Motorcyclists due $15m in refunds

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The settlement amount is the largest in an investigation by the attorney general’s office into motorcycle insurance practices.