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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Advice from your neighborhood banker

By , Globe Staff

Every few weeks, Bob Mahoney, chief executive of Belmont Savings Bank, will post a video on YouTube or his bank’s website, offering a dose of folksy wisdom.

Santander names Scott Powell its new US head

By , Globe Staff

Santander Holdings USA has named Scott Powell its new chief executive.

Liberty Mutual leader’s pay nears $14 million

By , Globe Staff

David Long’s compensation jumped almost 27 percent increase from the previous year, the company reported.

MassMutual posts nearly $800 million in profits for 2014

By , Globe Staff

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, the Springfield-based mutual insurance giant, announced that it made a profit of $799 million in 2014 and posted record sales in both whole insurance and retirement plans for the year.