Why Santander has been selling credit cards for months, and why investors don’t like it

SANTANDER, Calif.— Santander, the second-largest U.S. consumer finance company by revenue, has been making significant revenue and earnings strides in recent months, thanks to a combination of its consumer debt and credit card programs.Its total debt as of June 30 was $6.1 billion, up 11% from the same period last year.In June, the company reported …

Which do you think is the bigger threat to the consumer economy: the rise of artificial intelligence or the consumer spending surge?

Consumers are spending more than ever, but the data is showing that they’re also spending more money than ever before. According to the latest numbers from the Consumer Spending Survey, consumer spending jumped by almost 1.4% in the fourth quarter, and consumers are spending nearly 10% more than in the previous three quarters. In a survey released …

How consumers choose concrete and concrete mix for their home

Consumers’ concrete preferences are increasingly influenced by their tastes, as they move from concrete to more concrete materials, and they’re using more concrete-based products, according to a new consumer report from the Consumer Reports organization.The new survey found that, compared with 2010, Americans were more likely to say concrete was the most preferable concrete mix …

How to find out if your smartphone is having trouble with your cellular connections

Consumer Cellular Troubleshooting: How to test if your device is having problems with cellular networks article American Consumer Panel Troubleshooting: What you need to know when troubleshooting a consumer device article Consumer Product Troubleshot: How can I test the performance of my consumer product?article Consumer Internet Troubleshots: What to look for when troubleshooting your internet …