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Mint and Rocket Mortgage Reveal New Technology to Foster the Next Generation of Financial Empowerment

Mint and Rocket Mortgage Reveal New Technology to Foster the Next Generation of Financial Empowerment

SAN DIEGO and DETROIT, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, financial empowerment app Mint by Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), and Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT), announced a first-of-its kind partnership in which Rocket Mortgage – the first fully digital mortgage experience – is now integrated into the Mint app via API to create a fast, simplified refinance experience for homeowners.

As part of this integration, Mint users are able to pre-fill information such as current mortgage information that they’ve added to their Mint profile. They are then able to seamlessly search for, apply and lock-in mortgage refinance rates with Rocket Mortgage in as few as eight minutes, instead of days or weeks – all powered by the Rocket Mortgage API. This is the first time the Rocket Mortgage experience has been directly integrated into a personal finance platform.

“Across the country, Americans are struggling with their finances as many face difficult economic times. As interest rates are near an all-time low, now is an ideal time for many to consider refinancing their mortgages and save thousands,” said Varun Krishna, SVP & Head of Consumer Finance at Intuit. “For too long, the refinance process has been an annoyingly tedious and overwhelming experience for all of us to find the right lender and loan for our situation. We’re excited to help simplify the process for Mint users with this integration of Rocket Mortgage and give our customers some peace of mind during this already stressful time.”

With the integration of Rocket Mortgage’s digital refinance application, Mint users can now seamlessly find the best options for lowering their rate through the easy-to-navigate Mint interface combined with the powerful Rocket Mortgage API. This new feature allows users to pre-fill data from Mint, skipping through additional account creation and data entry, greatly reducing the time it

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Analysis: Louisiana politics sharply different in Foster era

Analysis: Louisiana politics sharply different in Foster era

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The death of popular former Gov. Mike Foster and the reminiscing that has followed provided the latest reminder of how much Louisiana Capitol politics have transformed over nearly two decades and been reshaped by partisanship.

Foster died Oct. 4 at his home in coastal St. Mary Parish from age-related illnesses. He was 90 years old. He was buried Wednesday.

Though he switched from Democrat to Republican to run for the governor’s office, Foster wasn’t driven by a party ideology in his management of state affairs. He didn’t hire staff and Cabinet leaders based on their political affiliation. And he didn’t align himself with lawmakers based on the R or D behind their names.

Instead, his eight-year administration from 1996 until 2004 had a big tent feel. He rejected ideologues.

No greater example of Foster’s bipartisan approach could have been offered than when Baton Rouge Democratic state Sen. Cleo Fields – the man Foster defeated in the 1995 election to win the governor’s job – spoke of his one-time opponent on the Senate floor last week.

“We were very, very good friends,” Fields told senators, most of whom weren’t in the Louisiana Legislature during Foster’s tenure.

Fields previously served in the Senate with Foster, who had been a Democratic state senator for eight years before running for governor. Fields described the two-term governor as “just an honorable man” and “a bridge builder.”

“When I saw Mike, I didn’t see a Republican governor. I just saw a governor,” Fields said. He declined to call Foster the state’s last bipartisan governor, but said: “I can only tell you he was a governor who worked both sides of the aisle. To him there was not an aisle.”

Foster led Louisiana in a quieter period by the state’s political standards.

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Analysis: Louisiana Politics Sharply Different in Foster Era | Louisiana News

Analysis: Louisiana Politics Sharply Different in Foster Era | Louisiana News

By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The death of popular former Gov. Mike Foster and the reminiscing that has followed provided the latest reminder of how much Louisiana Capitol politics have transformed over nearly two decades and been reshaped by partisanship.

Foster died Oct. 4 at his home in coastal St. Mary Parish from age-related illnesses. He was 90 years old. He was buried Wednesday.

Though he switched from Democrat to Republican to run for the governor’s office, Foster wasn’t driven by a party ideology in his management of state affairs. He didn’t hire staff and Cabinet leaders based on their political affiliation. And he didn’t align himself with lawmakers based on the R or D behind their names.

Instead, his eight-year administration from 1996 until 2004 had a big tent feel. He rejected ideologues.

No greater example of Foster’s bipartisan approach could have been offered than when Baton Rouge Democratic state Sen. Cleo Fields — the man Foster defeated in the 1995 election to win the governor’s job — spoke of his one-time opponent on the Senate floor last week.

“We were very, very good friends,” Fields told senators, most of whom weren’t in the Louisiana Legislature during Foster’s tenure.

Fields previously served in the Senate with Foster, who had been a Democratic state senator for eight years before running for governor. Fields described the two-term governor as “just an honorable man” and “a bridge builder.”

“When I saw Mike, I didn’t see a Republican governor. I just saw a governor,” Fields said. He declined to call Foster the state’s last bipartisan governor, but said: “I can only tell you he was a governor who worked both sides of the aisle. To him there was not an aisle.”

Foster led Louisiana in a quieter period

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Louisiana politics sharply different in Foster era

Louisiana politics sharply different in Foster era

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The death of popular former Gov. Mike Foster and the reminiscing that has followed provided the latest reminder of how much Louisiana Capitol politics have transformed over nearly two decades and been reshaped by partisanship.

Foster died Oct. 4 at his home in coastal St. Mary Parish from age-related illnesses. He was 90 years old. He was buried Wednesday.

Though he switched from Democrat to Republican to run for the governor’s office, Foster wasn’t driven by a party ideology in his management of state affairs. He didn’t hire staff and Cabinet leaders based on their political affiliation. And he didn’t align himself with lawmakers based on the R or D behind their names.


Instead, his eight-year administration from 1996 until 2004 had a big tent feel. He rejected ideologues.

No greater example of Foster’s bipartisan approach could have been offered than when Baton Rouge Democratic state Sen. Cleo Fields — the man Foster defeated in the 1995 election to win the governor’s job — spoke of his one-time opponent on the Senate floor last week.

“We were very, very good friends,” Fields told senators, most of whom weren’t in the Louisiana Legislature during Foster’s tenure.

Fields previously served in the Senate with Foster, who had been a Democratic state senator for eight years before running for governor. Fields described the two-term governor as “just an honorable man” and “a bridge builder.”

“When I saw Mike, I didn’t see a Republican governor. I just saw a governor,” Fields said. He declined to call Foster the state’s last bipartisan governor, but said: “I can only tell you he was a governor who worked both sides of the aisle. To him there was not an aisle.”

Foster led Louisiana in a quieter period by the state’s political standards.

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