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

American Banker highlights three local women for influence in finance

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Three Massachusetts women have made American Banker’s annual list of the 25 Most Powerful Woman in Banking and Finance.

Debit card’s hacking risk undermines its convenience

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

These days, having your credit and debit card information swiped is akin to getting a speeding ticket. It’s a rite of passage.

Mass. tax refunds may require quiz

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The Department of Revenue has started asking some filers for additional verification through an online personalized test.

Eastern Bank brands Mass Pike ATMs

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The Boston bank signed a five-year contract to brand ATMs at rest-stops on the Massachusetts Turnpike and portions of Route 128.