Welcome to 2022!
Can you believe it!?! We’re already entering a new year full of possibilities. One of the goals we typically may set for ourselves or family in this season of fresh change revolves around our finances.
Over the holiday’s the amount of advertisements trying to sell you and I on yet one more subscription was too many to count. What I also noticed was that one company (well, there’s actually many, but this one caught my eye) that is trying to help people “manage their subscriptions” was TrueBill.com. [Note: They are not a sponsor of our podcast or any of our publications nor a paid endorsement at the time of the airing of this episode].
But with a new year and a fresh look at our finances we all might be thinking about certain subscriptions in our lives that we’ve signed up for and just don’t use any more. Years ago I called this a “subscription purge” and was criticized for even bringing up the topic of unwanted subscriptions and that there would come a time each year or by each individual or household that we would go through our finances and purge and cancel unwanted subscriptions in our lives. https://soundcloud.com/thedocpreneur/tet-sub-purg-20220103-1546?si=aaa98dcb610a41998f18df8b4c842ef5&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
One subscription that I would not want to cancel personally would be the subscription I pay to my Physician whom I adore. These are called Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care Doctors. They operate on a subscription (eg. annual, quarterly or monthly billing cycles) and have a unique healthcare delivery subscription billing and service offering. If you don’t know much about them, there are a lot of resources out there but we recommend www.ConciergeMedicineToday.org and www.DirectPrimaryCare.com for starters.
Additionally, we found these resources on the topic of subscriptions and cancelling the subscriptions in our lives helpful as reference articles. We included the links below if you’d like to learn more.
Citations & Reference Articles
Rocket Companies to Acquire Truebill, Adding Rapidly Expanding Financial Empowerment FinTech to the Rocket Platform
– Truebill acquisition accelerates Rocket Companies’ vision to help clients in complex moments. Truebill will deepen engagement with clients and help millions of consumers improve their financial lives
– Acquisition brings millions of clients to the Rocket platform and is expected to add $100 million in annual recurring revenue to Rocket’s $1.3 billion of annualized servicing fee income
– Truebill recently named the #1 Consumer Tech company on The Information’s list of the 50 Most Promising Startups
DETROIT, Dec. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Rocket Companies, (NYSE: RKT) the Detroit-based platform company consisting of tech-driven real estate, mortgage and financial services businesses – including Rocket Mortgage, Rocket Homes and Rocket Auto – today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Truebill, the leading personal finance app that helps consumers manage every aspect of their financial lives, for $1.275 billion in cash.
Truebill has quickly become the choice for consumers looking to live their best financial lives by managing subscriptions, improving credit scores, tracking spending and building budgets in a simple, easy-to-use app. The company also renegotiates bills on its clients’ behalf – saving them as much as 20 percent on services including cable and telephone bills.
Founded in 2015, Truebill currently has 2.5 million members, and has doubled its user base in just the last year. The company currently analyzes $50 billion in monthly transaction volume and has saved consumers more than $100 million since its founding.
“We are very impressed with what Truebill has created – providing a simple, intuitive client experience to help its users save significant money,” said Jay Farner, CEO of Rocket Companies. “The company is a perfect fit for the Rocket platform. Truebill’s work helping Americans keep track of their finances and providing guidance that leads to better financial outcomes follows the same philosophy as Rocket Companies – leveraging the power of technology to remove the friction from complex transactions – and applies it to everyday life.”
Truebill’s ability to leverage technology to constantly improve their clients’ financial health adds to Rocket Companies’ end-to-end real estate and home financing platform and quickly growing automotive sales marketplace – bringing Rocket Companies closer to the goal of creating a centralized destination for consumers to manage their entire financial lives.
Each year, Rocket Companies interacts with tens of millions of potential clients looking to purchase a car, buy or sell a home or to get a mortgage. Most of them are simply investigating their options and are not ready to transact. With the addition of Truebill’s financial wellness services, Rocket Companies will have both a new organic growth opportunity and a significant channel to nurture clients – keeping them engaged in the company’s FinTech ecosystem by providing value between the large financial transactions that Rocket Companies is known for.
“What my co-founders and I originally created as a subscription cancelation app has become so much more. Now, millions of Americans are trusting us to help them take control of their financial lives. By joining forces with the Rocket FinTech powerhouse, we will be able to extend our reach and seamlessly connect consumers with even more services,” said Haroon Mokhtarzada, co-founder and CEO of Truebill. “The synergy between Truebill and the Rocket Companies platform could not be stronger, especially when you consider the importance of home ownership as the centerpiece of a healthy financial life.”
This new line of business will also add consistent monthly revenue for Rocket Companies. Today, monthly payments made by clients to the company’s mortgage servicing operations generate $1.3 billion in servicing income on an annualized basis. Rocket Companies boasts 2.5 million serviced clients and has an industry-best retention rate of 91 percent. Truebill is on track to generate $100 million in annual recurring revenue. That number is consistently growing, with 2021 revenue more than doubling that of 2020.
Truebill was recently ranked #19 on the Deloitte Fast 500 list of the fastest-growing technology and life sciences companies in North America. It was also named the #1 Consumer Tech company on The Information’s list of the 50 Most Promising Startups.
The deal is expected to close prior to the end of the year.
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About Rocket Companies
Rocket Companies is a Detroit-based platform company consisting of personal finance and consumer technology brands including Rocket Mortgage, Rocket Homes, Rocket Loans, Rocket Auto, Rock Central, Amrock, Core Digital Media, Rock Connections, Lendesk and Edison Financial. Since 1985, Rocket Companies has been obsessed with helping its clients achieve the American dream of home ownership and financial freedom. Rocket Companies offers an industry-leading client experience powered by our simple, fast and trusted digital solutions. Rocket Companies has approximately 26,000 team members across the United States and Canada. Rocket Companies ranked #5 on Fortune’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in 2021 and has placed in the top third of the list for 18 consecutive years. For more information, please visit the company’s corporate website or investor relations website.
Truebill is a leading personal finance app that analyzes members’ spending habits, identifies inefficiencies, and offers immediate methods to improve their financial health. It enables people to optimize their spending, manage subscriptions, lower their bills, and automatically set aside money to reach their savings goals. Truebill has saved members more than $100 million since 2016 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, with offices in San Francisco.
Truebill’s mission is to empower people to live their best financial lives. Truebill offers members a unique understanding of their finances and a suite of valuable services that save them time and money – ultimately giving them a leg up on their financial journey. For more information, go to www.truebill.com.
SOURCE Rocket Companies, Inc.; https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rocket-companies-to-acquire-truebill-adding-rapidly-expanding-financial-empowerment-fintech-to-the-rocket-platform-301447673.html