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

First group of women leadership fellows start in state government

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Fourteen women are taking top level positions in the Patrick administration for an inaugural one-year fellowship program.

Liberty Mutual CEO to advise president on trade policy

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

David Long is being appointed to serve on a group advising President Obama on trade policy and negotiations.

Boston’s overdraft fees among the nation’s highest

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The city’s $34.37 average fee is the fourth-highest and a $1.63 more than the national average.

John Hancock refunds seniors $550,000 in alleged bilking

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The insurance company will also pay $165,000 to the state after failing to properly supervise a salesman.