Skip to main content

Primis Mortgage Company, Subsidiary of Primis Bank, Becomes First Banked Owned Originator to Adopt FICO® Score 10 T to Increase Access to Homeownership

Tech-Driven Bank to Tap FICO’s Most Predictive Score for Non-Conforming Mortgage Products

FICO, a global analytics software leader, has announced that Primis Bank, an FDIC-insured and backed institution, is the first bank to adopt FICO® Score 10 T. By tapping FICO’s newest, most innovative, and predictive scoring model, Primis Mortgage is positioned to help more borrowers achieve homeownership and continue its impressive 120 percent year-over-year growth trajectory.

This move is a demonstration of Primis’ tech-forward strategy and dedication to helping more first-time buyers into homes. In using FICO® Score 10 T for its non-conforming mortgage products, Primis Mortgage will be able to better evaluate new applications in real time and make more data-driven lending decisions.

“Primis means first, and we are pleased to be the first bank to adopt FICO’s most innovative score for mortgage originations,” said Greg Richardson, Executive Vice President of Capital Markets at Primis. “Using FICO Score 10 T can result in more predictive cash flows, which benefits lenders, investors and borrowers alike.”

FICO® Score 10 T provides even greater precision in making lending decisions. FICO® Score 10 T can help lenders better manage credit risk and default rates when extending competitive credit offers to consumers. Compared to the versions of the FICO® Score used by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac today, FICO® Score 10 T can enable an increase in mortgage originations of up to 5 percent (without taking on additional credit risk) or reduce default risk and losses by up to 17 percent. The more predictive FICO Score 10 T also helps lenders project cash flows more accurately.

“Through the adoption of FICO’s newest, most predictive and innovative score, Primis Mortgage is proving its commitment to innovation,” said Julie May, Vice President and General Manager of Scores at FICO. “By using FICO Score 10 T, Primis Mortgage will be able to provide borrowers with access to credit while supporting the bank’s continued growth and financial inclusion initiatives.”

Primis’ adoption of FICO® Score 10 T blazes the trail for banks and demonstrates continued momentum around broader usage of the score, as evidenced by FICO’s recent announcements with mortgage lenders Movement Mortgage and CrossCountry Mortgage.

FICO is committed to assisting mortgage industry participants looking to transition to its most current model, FICO® Score 10 T. The FICO Score Migration Resource Center provides a detailed guide to support organizations through their score transition with key planning steps and activities, in addition to implementation best practices.

About FICO

FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 200 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, insurance, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to improving financial inclusion, to increasing supply chain resiliency. The FICO® Score, used by 90% of top US lenders, is the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the US and other countries, improving risk management, credit access and transparency.

Learn more at

Join the conversation at &

For FICO news and media resources, visit

FICO is a registered trademark of Fair Isaac Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

About Primis Bank

Managing more than $3.85 billion in assets, Primis is the first bank to get it right. Primis brings the backing of an FDIC institution with the brains of a tech company — offering both security and ease; a solid foundation that’s future proof; and sophisticated offerings that are super simple to navigate. Primis breaks through all the fine print, wait times, and red tape — bringing to market services that actually serve and solutions that solve real life problems. Some say Primis is doing things different, we say we’re doing things right.

Primis’ adoption of FICO® Score 10 T blazes the trail for banks and demonstrates continued momentum around broader usage of the score.


Data & News supplied by
Stock quotes supplied by Barchart
Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes.
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.