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

Mounting insurance claims are remnants of a savage winter

By , Globe Staff

Following the historic season, claims for winter storm damage have totaled $2.3 billion in the first quarter of this year.

HarborOne Bank buys New Hampshire mortgage business

By , Globe Staff

Brockton’s HarborOne Bank announced on Wednesday that it plans to a buy a New Hampshire-based residential mortgage company, that will significantly increase its home loan business and allow it to expand further in New England.

Downtown Boston condo sales fell during first quarter

By , Globe Staff

Condominium sales downtown declined 17 percent during the first three months of the year and the median selling price slipped.

Santander fined $6m for add-on charges

By , Globe Staff

Customers were billed for an identity protection service that many did not receive.