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Dona DeZube
Vice President, Communications
Planet Home Lending, LLC
ddezube@planethomelending.com
(443) 263-2832

Jacob Gaffney
Gaffney Austin
jacob@gaffneyaustin.com
817.471.7627

Planet Financial Group Subsidiaries Increase Market Share in Q3 2022

October 27, 2022
Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC and Planet Management Group, LLC, announced today that Planet Home Lending’s total origination volume was $7.3 billion in Q3 2022, up 14.1% from Q2 2022… Read More >

Planet Home Lending Expands Further into Brooklyn, Long Island and Metro New York

September 13, 2022
Planet Home Lending, a national mortgage lender and servicer, is expanding its branch in Melville, New York, as part of its continued effort to grow operations across the U.S. … Read More >

Planet Home Lending Hires Lynette Hale-Lee as Western Regional Manager

August 30, 2022
Planet Home Lending, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has hired Lynette Hale-Lee (NMLS #873142) as Western Regional Manager. Hale-Lee will enhance Planet Home Lending’s market share by recruiting additional mortgage loan originators and opening new branches in the West… Read More >

Planet Home Lending Volunteers Aid Howard County Food Bank, Community Garden

August 17, 2022
Planet Home Lending, a national mortgage lender and servicer is teaming up with The Farmlink Project to help put produce on the shelves of the Howard County Food Bank… Read More >

Press Release: Robert “Bob” Clausen Joins Planet Home Lending Distributed Retail Division

July 27, 2022
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has a new team in Minneapolis led by Branch Managers Robert “Bob” Clausen (NMLS #135119) and Quan Hargrove (NMLS #232427) and Mortgage Loan Originator Seethong Yang (NMLS #1548834)… Read More >

Press Release: Planet Financial Group Subsidiaries Capture Market Share in Q2 2022

July 20, 2022
Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC and Planet Management Group, LLC, overcame market challenges to gain market share in the second quarter in mortgage originations, servicing and asset management… Read More >

Press Release: Industry Veterans Join Planet Home Lending Correspondent

June 1, 2022
Planet Home Lending, LLC, (Planet) a national mortgage lender and servicer, has hired Steve Landes, EVP – Corporate Initiatives; Brandy Walton, SVP Business Initiatives; and Michael Bender, Eastern Divisional Correspondent Sales Manager. The three industry veterans joined as part of Planet’s recent acquisition of Homepoint’s correspondent division… Read More >

Press Release: Planet Financial Group Partners with The Farmlink Project

May 19, 2022
Planet Financial Group, LLC, a family of companies delivering innovative origination, servicing, and asset management solutions, will donate $100,000 to The Farmlink Project. The Farmlink Project is a nonprofit grassroots movement that connects surplus produce to communities in need, reduces carbon emissions and empowers the next generation of young changemakers… Read More >

Press Release: Planet Home Lending to Acquire Homepoint Correspondent Assets

April 29, 2022
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the delegated correspondent channel of Home Point Financial Corporation (Homepoint), a mortgage originator and servicer and a subsidiary of Home Point Capital Inc… Read More >

Press Release:  Planet Financial Group, LLC, Subsidiaries Grow Portfolio in Q1 2022

April 27, 2022
Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC and Planet Management Group, LLC, continued to grow its servicing portfolio as interest rates rose and prepayment speeds declined, ending the first quarter at $54.23 billion… Read More >

Press Release:  Planet Home Lending Servicing Recognized As 2021 Fannie Mae STAR Performer

March 23, 2022
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national lender and servicer, has earned Fannie Mae’s 2021 Servicer Total Achievement and RewardsTM (STAR™) Program recognition, which acknowledges mortgage servicers for their effective, standardized processes that help drive their performance and operational success. Planet Home Lending was recognized in the General Servicing and Solution Delivery categories, and one of 29 servicers named a 2021 Fannie Mae STAR recipient… Read More >

Press Release:  Planet Financial Group, LLC Subsidiaries Post Gains in Asset Management, Servicing and Originations

September 8, 2021
In the third quarter of 2021, Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC and Planet Management Group, LLC, continued to report steady growth across its synergistic ecosystem of servicing, correspondent and private-client channels…. Read More >

Article:  How Manufactured Home Loans Could Help Boost Your Volume

September 8, 2021
In the last year, the cost of housing has risen 15%, the largest rise we have seen since the late 1960s. How can your homebuyers get a good, affordable family home in today’s market? Here’s one way: Manufactured Homes. ….. Read More >

Article: Renovation Loans Can Play A Key Role In Solving The Nation’s Housing Shortage

August 1, 2021
Today’s headlines warn that the inventory of homes for sale will continue to be low for months if not years. Mortgage lenders and originators may wonder where their purchase loan volume is coming from for the remainder of this year and beyond….. Read More >

Press Release: Planet Financial Group, LLC Subsidiaries Post Gains in Asset Management, Servicing and Originations

July 22, 2021
In the second quarter of 2021, Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC and Planet Management Group, LLC, continued to report steady growth in its servicing, correspondent, retail lending and private-client channels….. Read More >

Press Release: Planet Home Lending Partners with the Army Scholarship Foundation

July 13, 2021
As part of the Planet with a Purpose program, Planet Home Lending has endowed a scholarship with the Army Scholarship Foundation. Through this commitment, the Army Scholarship Foundation will be able to help student applicants achieve their dream of a college education…. Read More >
 
 

Press Release: Planet Financial Group, LLC Subsidiaries Post Gains in Asset Management, Servicing and Originations

May 6, 2021
In the first quarter of 2021, Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC (PHL) and Planet Management Group, LLC (PMG), continued to post significant gains by adding private clients… Read More >

Article: Renovating The Short Supply Of Quality Housing Stock

April, 2021 (Progress in Lending)
For first-time homebuyers, the lack of quality housing stock has been a concern of the last decade, and even more so during the past year. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, housing inventory remains historically low… Read More >

Article: Stuart Blend: Boost Your Purchase Loan Production

March, 2021 (Scotsman Residential Edition)

The mortgage industry has witnessed record production over the past year due to declining interest rates and high housing demand. When rates inch higher, as they will at some point, demand for refinances will decrease…. Read More >

Article: Jim Loving: Correspondent Lenders Face Tough Call on Adding Niche Products

March, 2021 (MortgageOrb)
The COVID-19 crisis had a profound impact on the mortgage industry in 2020. At the start of the pandemic, many industry experts were predicting that… Read More >

Press Release: Planet Financial Group, LLC Posts Record Origination and Servicing Growth in 2020

February 2, 2021
In 2020, Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC and Planet Management Group, LLC, remained well-capitalized in the face of industry turmoil, excelling during the most challenging mortgage market crisis since the mid-2000s… Read More >
 
 

Press Release: Planet Home Lending Named Top 30 Mortgage Company

November 19, 2020
Planet, ranked #15 nationally in overall correspondent volume and #7 in government originations, was recognized for its strong leadership and ability to seize opportunities, keep pricing sharp and apply ahead-of-the-curve processes and protocol… Read More >
 
 

Press Release: Planet Financial Group Continues Significant Growth During Third Quarter

October 10, 2020
Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC, continued its growth across its multiple channels during the third quarter of the year and achieved several milestones… Read More >
 
 

Press Release: Farmlink Project: Impact Tour Connects Baltimore 4MyCity at Saint Gabriel With Surplus Onions and Milk

September 9, 2020
The Farmlink Project: Impact Tour will roll into Baltimore Thursday, Sept., 10, delivering more than 3,500 gallons of milk and 500 lbs. of onions to St. Gabriel Church and the Baltimore chapter of 4MyCity®, a charity fighting food waste across the country… Read More >
 
 

Press Release: Farmlink Project: Impact Tour Stocks New York Community Refrigerators

September 2, 2020
The Farmlink Project Impact Tour will roll into Manhattan to distribute 720 gallons of milk to community refrigerators throughout Brooklyn and another1,000 gallons to Food Bank NYC… Read More >
 
 

Press Release: Planet Home Lending, LLC Partners with The Farmlink Project

August 25, 2020
The Farmlink Project was started in mid-April by college students and recent graduates who saw a need to connect farmers with surplus crops to food banks in need. Since its start, The Farmlink Project has delivered meals to more than 10 million people… Read More >
 
 

Press Release: Growth in Correspondent Lending, Servicing Lead Planet Financial Group Milestones for First Half of 2020

July 17, 2020
During the first half of 2020, national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC’s, correspondent channel posted 93% growth year-over-year in funding volume and 26% growth in its client base… Read More >
 
 

Press Release: Planet Financial Group Reports Growth Across All Business Channels

April 28, 2020
In the first quarter of 2020, Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC, was able to meet the dual challenges of responding to the COVID-19 crisis and the record demand for refinances… Read More >
 
 

Press Release: Planet Financial Group Reports Growth Across All Business Channels

January 14, 2020
In 2019, Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC, increased its retail originations to $2 billion, began sub-servicing several new loan products for its private clients, and grew … Read More >

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