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COVID-19 Loan Processing and Underwriting Turn-Times

Tulsa, Okla., May 1, 2020 – Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank (“Gateway”) would like to extend an enormous thank you to every team member working harder than ever amid the COVID-19 crisis. Many of our loan processors and underwriters are now full-time parents, teachers, and chefs, yet they keep a “business as usual” culture for the customers they serve.

Thanks to their dedication and teamwork, Gateway has worked on over 3,400 new underwriting submissions this month, all while maintaining an impressive turn-time of six hours.

“I am extremely proud to see our team stepping up to the plate in these uncertain and difficult times,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “I can’t put into words my appreciation for the loan officers, processors, and all the operations team that have tackled every obstacle thrown their way. They exhibit teamwork and a ‘get it done attitude’ to continue to deliver outstanding turn times for our customers. This dedicated effort, together with the fact that Gateway remains on strong financial ground, means we are well positioned for continued success.”

About Gateway First Bank 

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation.  Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 160 mortgage centers in 42 states, and almost 1,600 employees.  Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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