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

Chip-ready credit card machines hard to find

By , Globe Staff

Three in five Americans are now carrying a chip-embedded credit or debit card. The only problem? Where to use it.

Booming auto sales boost growth of credit unions

By , Globe Staff

In Massachusetts, credit union membership has climbed at its fastest pace in five years, reaching 2.6 million members in 2015.

Fidelity Charitable joins bitcoin bandwagon, will accept currency

By , Globe Staff

The move signals a wider acceptance of the virtual currency once used by money launderers and drug dealers.

Standard & Poor’s upgrades Lawrence’s credit

By , Globe Staff

The City of Lawrence has received an upgrade on its credit rating by Standard & Poor’s, city official said Tuesday.