Founded in 2007, Planet Home Lending is a privately held, national residential mortgage lender with multiple business channels uniquely positioned to provide competitive products and services. We are an approved originator and servicer for FHA, and USDA as well as a Fannie Mae Seller/Servicer and full Ginnie Mae Issuer.

What We Believe

Planet Home Lending is one of the most successful private mortgage companies in the entire U.S. market today. Here’s why: Our unfailing commitment to deliver unsurpassed value and complete satisfaction each and every time, with an operational expertise and an ethical infrastructure second to none in the industry.

How We Do It

Our centralized funding platform is constructed to provide Emerging Bankers with an expansive synergy to maximize efficiencies and increase profitability – virtually insuring success.

Logic and reason form the foundation of our prudent loan and business decisions. All of this is accomplished through strict, uncompromising adherence to risk management and compliance guidelines.

It’s All About You

In short, we apply knowledge, experience, and innovation to deliver the right solutions. We are committed to serving Emerging Bankers by building trusted, long-term relationships, and offering tailored solutions, that creates exceptional values, rock-solid stability, and consistent growth.



Director of Sales – Emerging Banker Division

Jim has over 30 years of mortgage industry experience. He has an extensive background in mortgage originations and capital markets and has spent most of his career building and developing correspondent programs for some of the largest banks in the country.

Jim has been an active participant in the Mortgage Bankers Association, holding positions such as Chairman of the Correspondent/Wholesale Committee and Director for both the Wisconsin and Milwaukee divisions. As the Director of National Sales – Emerging Banker Division, Jim will be responsible for hiring and developing a sales team and for building a nationwide network of Emerging Bankers for Planet Home Lending.


Vice President, Operations

Mary Darter joined Planet Home Lending, LLC as the VP of Operations, with an extensive background in the mortgage industry. Mary provides oversight to Planet Home Lending’s Emerging Banker Division.

Prior to taking on her current role, Mary has held several roles throughout her tenor as a mortgage professional. In those roles she effectively created a $2 billion high performance team, directed the Sarbanes-Oxley initiative, thus creating risk management procedures which lead to a successful merger with a publicly traded company. Additionally, she was instrumental in managing the acquisition of mortgage loans, due diligence and servicing transfer of mortgage portfolios.

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