Rocket Cos to buy personal finance app Truebill for nearly $1.3 bln

REUTERS/Henry Romero

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Rocket Cos Inc (RKT.N) said on Monday it would buy personal finance app Truebill for nearly $1.3 billion in cash, as the Detroit-based company looks to expand its reach in the consumer finance market.

Shares of Rocket, a platform that comprises mortgage, tech-driven real estate and financial services businesses, were down nearly 1%.

Founded in 2015, Truebill helps customers manage subscriptions, improve credit scores, track spending and plan their budgets in a single app.

The company, which has 2.5 million users, also renegotiates bills on behalf of its users and says it saves them as much as 20% on services including cable and telephone bills.

"The company is a perfect fit for the Rocket platform," Rocket Chief Executive Officer Jay Farner said.

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Rocket is expected to close its deal with Truebill before the year-end, the companies said.

Reporting by Niket Nishant in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva and Sherry Jacob-Phillips

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