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

January 30, 2024
Planet Financial Group Continues Steady Growth in 2023.... Read More >
January 10, 2024
The 2024 mortgage M&A playbook.... Read More >
December 20, 2023
Planet Home Lending Strengthens Construction Lending.... Read More >
December 14, 2023
Planet Home Lending Opens Bakersfield, California Branch.... Read More >
December 7, 2023
Planet Home Lending Opens Porterville, California Branch.... Read More >
November 30, 2023
Planet Home Lending Opens McCalla, Alabama Branch.... Read More >
November 16, 2023
Planet Financial Group Renews Partnership with The Farmlink Project.... Read More >
November 11, 2023
Planet Home Lending Opens Nevada Branch.... Read More >
November 2, 2023
Planet Financial Group Holds Steady in Origination, Servicing, Asset Management .... Read More >
October 5, 2023
Planet Home Lending Opens Branch in Rancho Cucamonga .... Read More >
September 14, 2023
Planet Home Lending Opens Branch in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina .... Read More >
August 23, 2023
Planet Financial Group Partners with National Forest Foundation.... Read More >
August 10, 2023
PFG Multichannel Business Model Delivers Double-digit Growth in Q2 2023.... Read More >
August 8, 2023
As others struggle, Planet Home Lending is growing origination volume by double digits.... Read More >
July 27, 2023
Planet Financial Group Releases Inaugural ESG Report.... Read More >
June 22, 2023
Planet Expands Servicing Portfolio with $10 Billion MSR Acquisition.... Read More >
June 14, 2023
Planet Management Group Volunteers Partner with Foodlink.... Read More >
June 6, 2023
Planet Home Lending Vice President, Technology Aneeza Haleem discusses the future of Chat GPT in the industry with HousingWire’s Ten Minute Talks host Diego Sanchez.... Read More >
June 1, 2023
Planet Home Lending Acquires Platinum Home Mortgage Corp. Branches.... Read More >
May 23, 2023
Planet Home Lending has launched a new commercial servicing unit and plans to continue.... Read More >
May 16, 2023
Planet Home Lending Wins Freddie Mac’s Home Possible RISE Award® ... Read More >
May 10, 2023
Planet Home Lending Servicer and Special Servicer Rankings Affirmed ... Read More >
May 3, 2023
Planet Financial Group Reports Highest Monthly Lock Volume in Company History ... Read More >
April 25, 2023
– Planet VP, National Renovation Jim Bopp discusses with National Mortgage News how scaling back procedural hurdles could revitalize the Federal Housing Administration's 203(k) program ... Read More >
April 12, 2023
– Planet Home Lending has added a new home loan option, 1st Year Flex, for people who want to begin the homeownership journey with a lower monthly payment for one year ... Read More >
March 23, 2023
– Second mortgages can help you pay off debts, cover the costs of home repairs and more. Planet Home Lending SVP Adam Spigelman tells SF Gate how to know if they're right for you ... Read More >
March 6, 2023
– Planet Home Lending is teaming up with The Farmlink Project to help Connecticut Foodshare in Wallingford, Conn., a nonprofit working to end food insecurity ... Read More >
February 10, 2023
– Planet Home Lending, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has opened a new branch in Dallas, Texas, as it continues to expand its retail operations nationwide ... Read More >
February 2, 2023
– Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC and asset manager Planet Management Group, LLC (PMG), continued to gain market share in 2022. During 2022, Planet Home Lending’s servicing portfolio grew 47% to $73.6 billion, including $17.5 billion in sub-serviced assets managed by Planet Management Group. Correspondent volume rose to $24.1 billion, up 5.4%. ... Read More >
January 19, 2022
– Planet Home Lending, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has added a team in Kissimmee, Florida, as part of its continued effort to help more borrowers nationwide ... Read More >
January 9, 2023
– Since high mortgage rates have proved to be the biggest obstacle to sales, Brian Weinberg, Planet Home Lending's Colorado-based branch manager, says more sellers are offering to “buy down” the interest rate ... Read More >
December 28, 2022
– For the second consecutive year, FairPlay is releasing research evaluating publicly available data to identify the fairest cities and fairest lenders in the United States. The data analyzes loan records from 2021 for four protected groups including Black, Native American, Hispanic, and female borrowers ... Read More >
December 20, 2022
– Planet Home Lending, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has added a new team in Woodbury, New York, as part of its growing presence in the Tristate area and continued expansion across the U.S. ... Read More >
December 2022
– Planet Home Lending Senior Vice President Thomas O'Connell shares his expertise on challenges facing the property and preservation industry ... Read More >
December 1, 2022
– Planet Home Lending, a national mortgage lender and servicer, is opening a new branch office in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, as part of its continued expansion across the U.S... Read More >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
May 24, 2022
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has a new team in Portland, Ore. led by Area Sales Manager Tim Hattan (NMLS # 220099) and Sales Manager Tom Bond (NMLS #122912) and Loan Officer Dalton Clark (NMLS #193474)... Read More >
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 >
May 10, 2022
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has a new team in San Antonio, Texas, led by Hugh Blevins (NMLS #1469474). Joining him are Mortgage Loan Originator Dale Lucas (NMLS # 258782), Lending Partner Kristal Respondek and Senior Processor Becca McCaghy... Read More >
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 >
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 >
April 20, 2022
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has renewed for a fourth year its partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF), the official nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service. Through the partnership, Planet Home Lending will have funded the planting of more than a quarter-million trees in our National Forests... Read More >
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 >
March 17, 2022
Planet Home Lending, LLC has hired Branch Manager Vince Caicedo (NMLS#390038) to lead a new Jacksonville team that includes Emily Valdes (NMLS#1887351) as assistant branch manager, Mortgage Loan Originators David Mumbauer (NMLS#1684225) and Caleb Davis (NMLS#2149478) and Loan Origination Assistant Vanessa Oliveras... Read More >
February 8, 2022
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national lender and servicer, has earned recognition as a 2022 Top Workplace USA. The company also recently won local Top Workplace awards from the Baltimore Sun and the Dallas Morning News... Read More >
January 28, 2022
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has a new team in San Antonio, Texas, led by Aldo Del Giudice (NMLS# 292837) with Benjamin Chairez (NMLS# 2066871) and Roland Mancha (NMLS# 2144306) as mortgage loan originators and Veronica Serrano as loan officer assistant... Read More >
January 25, 2022
Planet Financial Group, LLC, parent of national mortgage lender and servicer Planet Home Lending, LLC and Planet Management Group, LLC, continued to post higher-than-market gains during 2021. Its subsidiaries’ gains included a 51% increase in the servicing portfolio, 46% growth in total origination volume and a 63% rise in assets under management... Read More >
December 23, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC has added a new Farmers Branch, Texas, team, its fifth in the state. The team will be run by Branch Manager Leeland Bissett (NMLS #1170311)... Read More >
December 16, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC has arrived in Rockford, Illinois, with a new team run by Branch Manager Bruce Biggers (NMLS #227665)... Read More >
November 23, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national lender and servicer, has hired Crystal Gray, Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel; Andrew Murray, Vice President, Associate General Counsel; Michelle Krause, Senior Vice President, Post-Closing; and promoted Julie Frank to Vice President, Human Resources... Read More >
November 22, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC has hired Branch Manager Tayron Baena (NMLS#1284194) to lead its new Lake Buena Vista team and continue the company’s expansion in Florida and Puerto Rico... Read More >
November 4, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC has hired Edwin "Ed" Hoffman (NMLS# 9921) to run its new Moreno Valley team and continue the company's expansion in California... Read More >
October 26, 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 >
October 4, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC has hired Area Sales Managers John Rivera (NMLS# 869967) and Cesar Delgado (NMLS# 320626) to lead its aggressive growth in Florida and Puerto Rico... Read More >
September 28, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC has hired Carlos M. Aguilar, Sr. (NMLS# 208210) to manage its newly reopened branch at 205 N 2nd Ave. Joining him are Mortgage Loan Originators Carlos Aguilar, Jr. (NMLS #791382) and Lee Riedel (NMLS# 1531103), along with Loan Officer Assistant Geoffrey Chaves... Read More >
September 21, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC has opened a new branch (NMLS# 2228169) at 500 Marquette Ave., N.W. Suite 1200, Office 1277, Albuquerque. The office will be run by Branch Manager Chris Gonzales... Read More >
September 14, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, recently endowed a scholarship through the Army Scholarship Foundation. The nonprofit organization provides college scholarships to children of current and former... Read More >
September 7, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national lender and servicer, has hired Andrew Watson as Senior Vice President, Contact Center. A well-regarded mortgage servicing leader, Watson is known for his ability to strategically elevate the call-center customer experience... Read More >
August 26, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender, has opened a new branch in New Albany, offering home loans for military service members, first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers, and people who want to purchase and renovate homes... Read More >

 

August 6, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has opened a new branch at 1608 Queen St., Wilmington, NC (NMLS #2162069). Mortgage industry professional Dawn Bailey (NMLS#692052) is Branch Manager... Read More >
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 >

 

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 >

 

June 10, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national lender and servicer, has hired Caleb Mittelstet, AMP, as Executive Vice President, National Production, Distributed Retail Sales. A business builder well-known for profitably growing distributed retail channels, Mittelstet is also an expert sales coach and business mentor... Read More >
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 >
April 22, 2021
Planet Home Lending, LLC, a national mortgage lender and servicer, has partnered with the National Forest Foundation (NFF), the official nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, for a third year and will fund the planting of 100,000 trees in 2021... Read More >

 

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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
June 10, 2020
SocialSurvey bases its results on customer survey completion rates, number of reviews and the star ratings submitted to the platform by verified customers. Planet Home Lending as a company earned a 4.84 out of 5-star rating from more than 10,000 reviews on... Read More >
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 >
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 >