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

Ben Bernanke defends Fed actions during financial crisis

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“I don’t know if there was much more we could have done,” Bernanke told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Insurers end policies for some homeowners after large claims

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Many customers are scrambling to find another commercial insurer, or obtain expensive coverage through the state’s high-risk pool.

Condo sales, prices continue upward in Boston

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The price increase was highest in the waterfront neighborhood, boosted by sales in luxury buildings.

Middlesex Savings Bank gets new president

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Michael McAuliffe has been named president with the expectation that he will take over as chief executive of the 180-year-old institution in April.