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

Healey finds fault in Mass. mental health treatment

By , Globe Staff

Mental health treatment in the state is uncoordinated and short on data, a new report from Attorney General Maura Healey says.

Greece’s financial woes not apt to hurt Mass. much

By , Globe Staff

The state exported only $15 million worth of merchandise to Greece last year.


When an e-mail won’t do, Boston bike couriers deliver

By , Globe Staff

After all, legal documents must be delivered by hand and architectural drawings can’t be easily viewed on a smartphone.

Data from your home could cut insurance costs

By , Globe Staff

Boston-based Liberty Mutual is offering discounts to customers who install “smart” smoke detectors and agree to share the data.