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

Obama committed to financial reform, says Treasury Secretary Lew

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The Obama administration remains committed to the financial reforms passed since the 2008 economic crisis, despite allowing changes last month that watered down the Dodd-Frank law.

S&P settles with US, Mass. over mortgage securities

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Ratings company Standard & Poor’s will pay $77 million to resolve an investigation into mortgage-backed securities.

Banks, resolving not to fall behind, turn to Apple Pay

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Hundreds of banks, in Mass. and nationwide, are frantically working to offer the payment system to tech-savvy customers.

Banks agree to $2.7m foreclosure settlement with state

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Four national banks will pay the state $2.7 million to settle allegations that they violated Massachusetts laws and improperly foreclosed on homeowners during the housing crisis.