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.

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John Hancock economist in the thick of Brexit fever

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Megan Greene has been living with Britain’s pending decision for months.

Banks offer student loan repayment as reward benefit

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Boston’s Radius Bank is offering a debit card that takes 1 percent of all purchases and directs it toward paying college debt.

Boston Foundation shakes up leadership, elects two women to lead board

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Two women were selected Thursday to lead the board of The Boston Foundation, the city’s most powerful civic organization

Liberty Mutual’s lobbyist retires

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If you want to know the details of an obscure rule in the state’s automobile insurance law, Paul Mattera is the guy to ask.