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

Banks tap pro athletes to promote their brands

By , Globe Staff

The modern pitchmen for Massachusetts banks are party boy Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and retired Bruins standout Ray Bourque.

RBS’s influence in Citizens recedes with latest sale

By , Globe Staff

Royal Bank of Scotland sold 135 million shares of Citizens, reducing its stake in the bank to below 50 percent.

Citizens stock priced at $23.75 a share

By , Globe Staff

The Royal Bank of Scotland will sell Citizens Financial Group stock in its second public offering at $23.75 a share, the bank announced late on Wednesday.

Citizens hires new vice chairman of commercial banking

By , Globe Staff

Former JP Morgan Chase veteran Donald McCree is joining Citizens Financial Group in September to head up its commercial banking division.