Quicken Loans Inc. chairman and founder Dan Gilbert Wednesday announced that Quizzle LLC will be joining Quicken Loans when it moves to Detroit’s Compuware building later this month.

Quizzle, which has more than 500,000 registered users, is a free online tool that helps consumers better manage their personal finances.

“Quizzle will be a great addition to our core group of companies making the move to Detroit,” Gilbert said. “I am hopeful that other companies are noting the positive momentum taking place in the city, and are considering becoming part of the new Detroit and its exciting revitalization.”

Quizzle, which will join Quicken Loans, Fathead, In-House Realty and One Reverse Mortgage in Detroit, offers consumers access to a number of financial planning tools, including a completely free, no-strings-attached copy of their credit report and score.

“We are a young, energetic, new-economy growth company looking forward to benefitting from what Detroit has to offer us, and also contributing to the very exciting future of our downtown,” said Todd Albery, Quizzle CEO. “We are thrilled to be among the high-tech, internet-based companies lined up along the new ‘Webward Avenue,'” a play on Woodward Avenue.

Originally part of Quicken Loans and spun off in 2008, Quizzle has seen rapid growth, offering consumers the ability to examine their home, money and credit, all in one place, without any obligation. The site also allows consumers to opt-in to several affordable value-added services, including a Credit Personal Trainer, and credit and identity theft monitoring.

“Downtown Detroit is about to experience a boom in the creation and growth of entrepreneurial, technology-focused companies unlike anything seen before in our part of the country,” Gilbert said. “We are more than excited to be at the core of this transformation.”

For more information on Quizzle, visit www.quizzle.com.

Quizzle.com services include free access to credit scores, a home value estimate, home loan recommendations, budget tools, personal finance calculators, and advice on how to improve users’ financial situation. Quizzle also provides consumers with helpful perks through its partnerships.

Quicken Loans is the nation’s largest online retail mortgage lender and the fourth largest overall retail home lender in the United States. The company closed more than $25 billion in retail home loan volume in all 50 states in 2009. Quicken Loans employs more than 3,000 people and generates loan production from five Web centers in Michigan, Ohio and Arizona. Quicken Loans also operates a centralized loan processing center in Michigan as well as its San Diego, Calif.-based One Reverse Mortgage unit.
More at www.quickenloans.com.

Quicken Loans, One Reverse Mortage, Title Source, Quicken Loans Mortgate Services, In-House Realty and Quizzle.com are subsidiaries of Rock Holdings Inc.

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