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.

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Mass. high court sides with banks on city foreclosure rules

By , Globe Staff

The ruling comes after Springfield introduced stricter rules, such as requiring banks to enter mediation before foreclosing.

As flood insurance costs fall, residents’ risks rise

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A new Massachusetts law intended to curb rising flood insurance premiums increases homeowner risks.

Santander promises to spend $24 million to provide home loans in Providence

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Santander Bank NA will spend $24 million in the next three years to provide home loans to credit-worthy low and moderate income families in Providence.

Royal Bank will sell Citizens’ stake by April

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The Royal Bank of Scotland is likely to sell its majority share in Citizens Financial Group in late March or early April of 2015.