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

$7m condo sale confirms the ‘new normal’ in Boston

By , Globe Staff

The city’s luxury real estate market shows no signs of cooling.

Citizens Bank, armored truck company in dispute

By , Globe Staff

Garda CL Atlantic claims the Providence bank owes it $4 million for cash delivery services.

Special program smooths path to visas for overseas investors

By , Globe Staff

A little known program offers well-off foreigners visas if they invest in US projects that create jobs.

Hancock completes deal for retirement planning unit

By , Globe Staff

The purchase brings more than 450 New York Life employees in Westwood into John Hancock’s fold.