PrimeLending is a leading nationwide mortgage originator with offices throughout the United States.

Since its inception in 1986, the company has remained laser-focused guiding homeowners through financing the purchase, refurbish or refinance of a home. With 1,250 loan officers located in branches throughout the U.S., PrimeLending is authorized to make loans in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Offering more than 400 loan products, including 18 renovation loan solutions, the company provides an unmatched array of options capable of serving the needs of a wide range of customers.

PrimeLending has demonstrated its ability to seize opportunities and gain market share through recruiting proven mortgage professionals, investing in technology and providing superior customer service. PrimeLending is led by Steve Thompson, president and chief executive officer. Thompson joined the company in 2011, was named president in 2017, and assumed his current role on Jan. 1, 2020. Todd Salmans serves as PrimeLending’s chairman.


  • PrimeLending was acquired by PlainsCapital Bank in 1999.
  • PrimeLending sells nearly all the loans it originates into the secondary market.
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The leadership of PrimeLending brings together specialized knowledge and deep industry experience to drive a consistent culture of excellence that has helped expand the company’s market share, establish a strong national brand and earn a 96 percent customer satisfaction rating through a shared commitment to exceptional service.

Todd L. Salmans Chairman, PrimeLending

Todd L. Salmans

Steve Thompson, President & CEO

Steve Thompson

President & CEO
Eric Pretzlaff, EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Eric Pretzlaff

EVP, Chief Financial Officer


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Dallas, Texas 75252

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