Airbnb is latest prominent Silicon Valley Brand to partner with the Detroit-based national lender and country’s leading Fintech innovator
DETROIT, February 8, 2018 – Detroit-based Quicken Loans, America’s largest residential mortgage lender and leader in FinTech innovation, today announced a partnership with Airbnb, enabling the property rental company’s hosts to use rental income on a primary residence to refinance their mortgages.
“Technology is at the heart of everything we do at Quicken Loans, so it is a natural fit for us to partner with one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies,” said Jay Farner, Quicken Loans CEO. “Quicken Loans created Rocket Mortgage, the world’s first and only fully online, on-demand mortgage product. Rocket Mortgage has quickly become our company’s platform where all of our client focused technology is accessible to consumers. Rocket Mortgage is to Quicken Loans as iPhone is to Apple. We are very excited to be collaborating with the leader in home-sharing and tech-driven property rentals. Airbnb and Quicken Loans are firmly aligned to drive innovation in the real estate industry to dramatically improve and simplify client experience, as well as saving homeowners time and money.”
Through this partnership, Quicken Loans clients can now use income from leasing all or part of their home to guests on Airbnb to refinance their mortgage. Using this additional revenue in debt to income (DTI) calculations opens refinancing opportunities to Airbnb hosts enabling them to easily tap into their home equity, making home improvements so they can increase their rent on Airbnb or even welcome more guests. This partnership – like all recent housing innovations – is driven by accurate, real-time, recorded data. Hosts’ home sharing income is shown on their Proof of Income, which they can download from their Airbnb account here.
Quicken Loans is constantly finding ways to bring disruptive technology to improve Americans’ financial lives. In early 2016 Quicken Loans introduced Rocket Mortgage, the world’s first fully online, on-demand mortgage experience, completely customized to fit clients’ unique financial situations.
The company ended 2017 with the announcement that its clients can now make their mortgage payment with just the sound of their voice, thanks to Amazon’s Alexa. Among other recent tech-driven announcements, Quicken Loans is taking part in Fannie Mae’s Single Source Validation pilot – allowing clients to digitally verify their employment, income and assets in one step instead of three.
In September 2017, Quicken Loans joined with Facebook, Google, Amazon and other major tech brands when members of the Internet Association pledged more than $300 million to K-12 computer science education programs. Quicken Loans itself committed the financial resources required to ensure more than 15,000 Detroit Public Schools students receive the computer science training they deserve.
About Quicken Loans
Detroit-based Quicken Loans Inc. is the nation’s largest mortgage lender. The company closed more than $400 billion of mortgage volume across all 50 states from 2013 through 2017. Quicken Loans moved its headquarters to downtown Detroit in 2010, and now more than 17,000 team members from Quicken Loans and its Family of Companies work in the city’s urban core. The company generates loan production from web centers located in Detroit, Cleveland and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company also operates a centralized loan processing facility in Detroit, as well as its San Diego-based One Reverse Mortgage unit. Quicken Loans ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Primary Mortgage Origination” in the United States by J.D. Power for the past eight consecutive years, 2010 – 2017, and highest in customer satisfaction among all mortgage servicers the past four years, 2014 – 2017.
Quicken Loans was ranked No. 10 on FORTUNE magazine’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list in 2017, and has been among the top 30 companies for the past 14 consecutive years. The company has been recognized as one of Computerworld magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work in IT” the past 13 years, ranking No. 1 for eight of the past 12 years, including 2017. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rock Holdings, Inc., the parent company of several FinTech and related businesses. Quicken Loans is also the flagship business of Dan Gilbert’s Family of Companies comprising nearly 100 affiliated businesses spanning multiple industries. For more information and company news visit QuickenLoans.com/press-room.
Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can belong when they travel by being connected to local cultures and having unique travel experiences. Its community marketplace provides access to millions of unique accommodations from apartments and villas to castles and treehouses in more than 65,000 cities and 191 countries.
With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local communities and interests, while Places lets people discover the hidden gems of a city as recommended by the people that live there. Airbnb is people powered and the easiest way to earn a little extra income from extra space in a home or from sharing passions, interests and cities.