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

Auto insurance rates bounce back up in Mass.

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The deregulation of the state’s auto insurance market in 2008 resulted in savings for consumers, but it didn’t last long.

Rising prices, falling rates give boost to jumbo loans

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

As home prices in the region have soared, so have the size of the mortgages.

MassMutual unveils venture capital firm

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

The Springfield company will use $100 million from its general investment account to start MassMutual General Ventures LLC.

Research aims to help investors gauge risk

By Deirdre Fernandes , Globe Staff

Natixis Global Asset Management will announce Monday that it is funding a $1 million research project at MIT.