PrimeLending's Alex Varela (NMLS: 184823) Earns Top Spot Among Latino Mortgage Originators
Four Loan Originators Named Among NAHREP's Top 250

Dallas, TX (June 27, 2017) – National residential mortgage lender, PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company and subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH), is excited to announce that four PrimeLending loan officers have been honored with Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Awards by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). Alex Varela, branch manager in Bedford, TX, ranked first on the list in units.

Other recipients from PrimeLending include:

  • Oscar Reto, production manager (NMLS: 505436) in Charlotte, NC – Ranked #93
  • Sylvia Sanders, loan originator (NMLS: 633013) in San Diego, CA – Ranked #126
  • Christina Arias, senior loan originator (NMLS: 222469) in Dallas, TX – Ranked #175

The awards are given based on the number of mortgages closed last year by individual Latino loan originators across the U.S., along with the dollar volume of loans closed in 2016.

"Seeing our team members represent PrimeLending on NAHREP's Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Report is so rewarding," said Steve Thompson, Executive Vice President of National Production for PrimeLending. "These loan officers succeed because they consistently put the best interests of homeowners first and deliver outstanding service throughout the mortgage process. They exemplify the very best of our industry, and I congratulate them for their achievements."

Varela has over 13 years of experience as a loan officer in the Dallas Metroplex. He will be recognized with an award at the 2017 NAHREP convention that will be held in Dallas in September.

"I'm honored to have been named to this prestigious list recognizing so many talented and successful Hispanic loan officers across the country," said Varela. "I share this recognition with my amazing team, I couldn't do it without them. It's our privilege to play a role in helping so many families reach their homeownership goals."

PrimeLending is proud to be a partner of NAHREP, which rewards dedicated individuals in the real estate industry that focus on Hispanic homeownership. The complete list of awardees can be found here.

About PrimeLending

PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, is a national residential mortgage originator. In the last four consecutive years, PrimeLending was listed as a top 10 mortgage lender in the nation in purchase units.* Offering fixed-rate, adjustable-rate, FHA, VA, USDA and jumbo home loans, refinancing and relocation programs, PrimeLending is authorized to make loans in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1986, PrimeLending is a member of the Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) family of companies. More information at More information at

* Ranked by Marketrac® for purchase units nationally for Jan.-Dec. 2012 - 2016. Equal Housing Lender. All loans subject to credit approval. Rates and fees subject to change. Mortgage financing provided by PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company (NMLS No.: 13649).

PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company (NMLS: 13649) is a wholly owned subsidiary of a state-chartered bank and is an exempt lender in the following states: AK, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, KS, KY, LA, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NV, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY. Licensed by: AL Lic. No. 21004; PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, 18111 Preston Rd, #900, Dallas, TX 75252, Phone: 888-812-2711, Ark. Lic. No. 105190; AZ Lic. No. BK 0907334; Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act - Lic. No. 4130996; D.C. Lic. No. MLB13649; HI Lic. No. HI-13649; Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee MB.6760635; IN Secy. of State-Securities Div. – Indiana-SOS Loan Broker License; MD Dept. of Labor, Licensing & Regulation - lender lic no. 11058; ME Lic. No. SLM8285; PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, MA Lender License No. MC13649; MI Lic. Nos. FR 0018489 and SR 0012527; ND Lic. No. MB101786; Licensed by the New Hampshire Banking Department – Lender Lic. No. 14553-MB; NJ Lic. No. 0803658; NM Lic. No. 01890; PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, 2000 Winton Road Bldg. 1 #102 Rochester, NY 14618, Licensed Mortgage Banker - NYS Department of Financial Services Lic. No. B500999; PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, Oregon Lic. No. ML-5260; Rhode Island Licensed Lender, Mortgage Banker Lic. No. 20102678LL and Broker Lic No. 20102677LB; VT Lender Lic. No. 6127 and Broker Lic. No. 0964MB; PrimeLending, a PlainsCapital Company, WA Lic. No. CL-13649; WV Lender Lic. No. ML31704 and Broker Lic. No. MB-31703. V120816

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