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

Take a selfie, then file your tax return

By , Globe Staff

Could a selfie be the answer to curbing the multibillion-dollar tax fraud problem?

Fed chair says rate increase likely in coming months

By , Globe Staff

If the economic data remained positive, a rate increase would be appropriate, “in the coming months,” Janet Yellen said.

Arbella shrinks homeowners-only policies

By , Globe Staff

Arbella Insurance Group is shedding a large chunk of its homeowners-only policies as it focuses on customers who buy multiple insurance products and are likely to be more loyal.

Companies can report data breaches electronically

By , Globe Staff

Before now, companies have been sending the state a letter when they experience an electronic breach.