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

Younger consumers reaching for credit cards, survey finds

By , Globe Staff

A new survey has found that two out of three young adults now use credit cards, up from just half of them in 2013.

Liberty Mutual to buy Ironshore for $3 billion

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Boston-based Liberty Mutual plans to purchase Ironshore Inc., a speciality insurer that covers several government agencies, including the CIA.

Boston Fed chief: Independent Fed important to economic health

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Despite Donald Trump’s scorching criticism, the US economy benefits from limited political interference in the central bank, said Eric Rosengren.

Needham Bank gets a new executive

By , Globe Staff

Former big-bank executive Joe Campanelli, who ran Sovereign Bank for several years, will be taking charge of Needham Bank in January.