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

Rising inventory lifts home sales 11.4% in June

By , Globe Staff

June home sales hit a high mark not seen in a decade, driven by pent-up demand and a surge in new listings.

Pricey car insurance policies test consumers

By , Globe Staff

Even though insurance regulators and pro-athlete pitchmen urge consumers to compare prices, 1 in 3 policyholders have never shopped for insurance quotes.

State Senate to review home insurance rate increases

By , Globe Staff

Insurers plan to raise rates by an average of about 9 percent following last winter’s record snowfall.

Bank of America names Anne Finucane vice chairwoman

By , Globe Staff

Finucane, credited with helping Bank of America repair its battered image after the recent financial crisis, will take on additional responsibilities.