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

Snow day is a workday and payday for many

By , Globe Staff

Technology has made it easier for most workers to telecommute and made it a much simpler call for companies to pay their employees if they’re not in the office.

Insurance companies bracing for calls, claims

By , Globe Staff

The storm has already caused flooding of homes and businesses in Scituate and Chatham.

Blizzard, travel ban forces businesses to scramble

By , and Taryn Luna , Globe Staff, and Globe Correspondent

Statewide, businesses are finding creative ways to serve their customers while keeping employees safe when a storm bears down.

Homeowners tap into equity as refinancing surges

By , Globe Staff

A recent mini-refinancing boom is leading homeowners to pump extra cash into remodeling projects and other investments.