New-car drivers fueling drop in gas consumption, pollution

New-car drivers fueling drop in gas consumption, pollution

American drivers finally have had enough of gas-guzzling vehicles, it seems, based on evidence collected over the last five years. That also has fueled a significant decline in greenhouse gases – pollution. New vehicle models purchased last month – including all new cars, SUVs and light trucks – got 24.1 miles per gallon on average, The […]

Auto finance companies – top five factors to evaluate

Auto finance companies – top five factors to evaluate

The following post originally appeared on our RoadLoans blog, The Open Road. Shopping for a vehicle – new or used car, pickup or SUV – should begin with a careful search for financing (unless you’re paying with cash). Then, when you find and select a vehicle you can live with, you’re better prepared to make the purchase […]

Best 2013 cars for Christmas under $25,000

Best 2013 cars for Christmas under $25,000

Automobile makers have some Christmas fun each year posing their new vehicles with bows and ribbons, surrounded by snow, skiers, sleighs, happy families or other holiday trappings, in advertisements and TV commercials. Often the featured vehicles are among the priciest – luxury model or manufacturer. Of course, the goal is to entice Santa to make […]

Sovereign-Santander presents $150,000 check to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

Sovereign-Santander presents $150,000 check to American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

PHILADELPHIA (PR Newswire) – Sovereign Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, presented a $150,000 check to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.  As the official bank of the Philadelphia Eagles, Sovereign-Santander presented the check at the Eagles’ home game Dec. 13 against the Cincinnati Bengals of which Sovereign-Santander was the presenting sponsor. […]

Making the case for 7-year auto loans?

Making the case for 7-year auto loans?

The thought of financing an automobile for more than five years might have seemed crazy not too long ago, akin to the idea of a 40-year-plus mortgage loan. But, apparently, not so much anymore. As the average lifespan of vehicles increases and interest rates stay low, longer financing terms have become more commonplace – to […]

What is the best-selling vehicle in U.S.?

What is the best-selling vehicle in U.S.?

The best-selling vehicle in the U.S. in November – all year, in fact – wasn’t a car. It was a pickup truck. With more than 56,000 purchased during the month, the Ford F-Series pickup topped the list of best-selling vehicles, according to figures compiled by the WSJ.com Market Data Center. The F-Series also leads year-to-date […]

Santander fills backpacks with food for underprivileged kids

Santander fills backpacks with food for underprivileged kids

The holidays are special times for most. Family members gather to exchange presents, share a meal and enjoy their time together. But for some, the family meal isn’t as easy to come by. Tough economic times or tough luck can leave a family in need. That’s where organizations like the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) […]

Looking for advice on shopping for a new car?

Looking for advice on shopping for a new car?

Look before you leap – or in this case, before you drive. Shopping for a new automobile is not as simple as it sounds, unless you want to run the risk of buyer’s remorse once you drive your just-purchased vehicle off the dealer’s lot. But there are experts out there who can offer guidance to […]

Roadmap to Smooth Ride on Loan Payments

Roadmap to Smooth Ride on Loan Payments

Run a red light and you may be stopped by the police and ticketed. Speed on the thruway and there’s a chance you’ll be pulled over. Drive unfamiliar roads or streets without a map and you do so at your own peril and are liable to get lost. Even when we carefully check a roadmap, […]

Do guaranteed auto loans exist?

Do guaranteed auto loans exist?

Jeremy Conklin is a 32-year-old high school graduate. His wife, Melissa, is 30. Between them they make $55,000 income per year, not a lot, but enough to get by for the family of five living in a small residential neighborhood comprising working-class families a lot like them. Despite their limited income, Jeremy and Melissa try […]