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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

American Express CEO says firm will survive loss of exclusive deal with Costco

By , Globe Staff

Kenneth Chenault, the American Express chief executive officer, said the credit card company would perform well despite losing recent exclusive deals, particularly with major warehouse retailer Costco.

Top long-term care insurer no longer selling policies in Mass.

By , Globe Staff

Genworth stopped selling new policies here because regulators have yet to act on rate increases the company sought in 2012.

Banks tap pro athletes to promote their brands

By , Globe Staff

The modern pitchmen for Massachusetts banks are party boy Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and retired Bruins standout Ray Bourque.

Finance

RBS’s influence in Citizens recedes with latest sale

By , Globe Staff

Royal Bank of Scotland sold 135 million shares of Citizens, reducing its stake in the bank to below 50 percent.