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Quicken Loans is So Awesome We Won a National Philanthropy Award

IMG_0615Quicken Loans Inc. continues to re-define routine corporate culture after being awarded the National Philanthropy Day Outstanding Corporation Award by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter. The award recognizes organizations that are dedicated to improving the quality of life in their community and around the world.

 “This honor is a tribute to our commitment to make a difference,” said Wendy Kemp, AVP of Community Relations at Quicken Loans. “Our team members, our clients, and our community – all shape who we are everyday.”

Kemp accepted the award in front of approximately 500 people representing over 100 non-profit organizations.

Last year, Quicken Loans donated more than $1 million to 250 non-profits and charitable organizations throughout southeast Michigan and northeast Ohio. Over the past five years, Quicken Loans has partnered with and contributed more than $5.1 million to 513 different charities.

In 2009, Quicken Loans organized 30 volunteer events in which team members logged 1,764 volunteer hours. To date, in 2010, Quicken Loans team members have participated in 50 events and have logged more than 1,800 volunteer hours.

The honor culminates a month of achievements for the Detroit-based mortgage lender, including being voted the #1 place to work in southeast Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and celebrating the closing of its one-millionth loan.

“Our family of team members is stronger than ever,” said Kemp. “Whether you’ve been working here for five months or 15 years, everyone has the drive better their community.”

Past winners of the Outstanding Corporation Award include Charter One Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Toyota USA Foundation, and General Motors Corporation.

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  1. gee, I wonder why some peolpe aren’t using bank cards instead . let’s see you inconsiderate snobs have you ever heard of something showing up on chexsystems? This disables almost everyone on their list from being able to get a bank account.I am a hard working person who hit some hard times in this economy and because I was overdrawn I am not able to get a free checking account , free debit card or even a checking account at all PERIOD!!!! Things happen morons! Do you honestly think that peolpe are THAT stupid?Do you think if I had a fucking choice that I would choose between no fees or fees?The only reason I even have a pre paid card is because my employer only offers direct deposit.I have gone through 3 green dot cards due to errors made by the cust. service reps that caused my identity to not be verified.I couldn’t even pay my bills on time because of this.I have read many blogs that have said that there is a long road to disputing any negative report on chexsytems and some peolpe who tried to fight chex, while only in the process of finding out what they owed whatever bank were hurt by asking about the debt as if it were the same as admitting they owed that debt.Now, this isn’t the same as my case.I was overdrawn (not by a lot), then they closed my account, then I was out of work. I kept putting it off because I was barely getting by with temp jobs and then years later I (for the first time) was not given an option of paper checks from my employer.I have been so behind on bills that I cannot afford to pay off those fees I own to my old bank and the amount I owe has more than TRIPLED.I read about peolpe who paid off amounts owed to their banks and it not even helping their credit score. In fact, I’ve heard of cases where it has delayed in their credit report improving because even though paying off a debt owed should be commended, since it is a way of admitting that you had that debt, in many cases it has counted against that person and if they didn’t say anything and took no action, their credit report would have improved faster (even though they would have the con of not being able to open a bank account any more since nothing would have been settled). And now let’s go there. There have been many who paid off what they owed to their old bank, had a letter proving they did so (with the amount not even being that much) and other banks still would not approve them for even limited checking accounts.Now, riddle me this snobs, I was recently offered a limited checking account because of a negative history with another bank (which included only ONE negative incident in all of my banking history with that bank) in which I was allowed a debit card only and no checks. I was not allowed to cash personal checks. My only option was direct deposit of payroll checks. I had no overdraft option.Obviously, I was in no way a threat to this bank. (You’d have to be pretty fucking clever to be able to produce fake PAYROLL checks) lolYet, EVEN THOUGH I WAS HONEST ABOUT MY ONE NEGATIVE MARK ON CHEXSYSTEMS, and EVEN THOUGH THEY TOLD ME I WAS ELIGIBLE TO KEEP AN ACCOUNT WITH THEM (although it was limited which I was fine with), they closed the account less than a week later without even as much as giving me a phone call.I talked to the person who set up my account at BB&T, in person and I don’t believe she thought I was a threat. The decision was made based on information provided later by the consumer reporting agency, Early Warning Services.Gee, I wonder why?Wondering yet?I’ll tell you.The Federal Reserve (the FRB’s FCA office, actually) tells banks that each new account costs them $200. Banks make their money by lending out the money that is deposited into checking and savings accounts. Those who have been reported to ChexSystems do, as a group, carry lower balances in their accounts. By eliminating anyone with a ChexSystems record, banks are inexpensively able to weed out those who will cost more than they are worth. It has very little to do with your risk as an account holder. It has everything to do with the bank’s bottom line. Never mind the fact that millions of Americans are harmed in the process. Any way, what I had planned to say while you snobs are having a ridiculous debate about whether or not Suze Orman is capitalist or not was since the beginning of my time using the pre-paid green dot card (which seems to be the only option I have for receiving my payroll checks through direct deposit) I’ve had lots of problems. Their csr’s are always foreigners from Baguio, Philippines that rush through everything and repeat the same phrases over and over again and apologize for YOUR confusion even when you know exactly what’s going on.I’ve already had 3 different cards sent to me in 3 weeks due to all kinds of problems. Those guys are truly idiots! What’s worse is I’ve been to other blogs that have green dot horror stories of funds being withheld for long periods of time among other problems!So, snobs, please can someone tell me if Suze’s cards are any better? I don’t give a fuck about fees at this point. I just need to be able to trust that my payroll checks will be deposited on some card in an efficient matter! I have bills to pay! Please understand that some peolpe have to take these desperate measures, a few dollars a month at this point is nothing and it’s my best option.

    Posted by: Prapat | December 14, 2015

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