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7.19.2018 / Gateway Announcements

Gateway Mortgage Group Introduces New Digital Mortgage Experience: Blend

JENKS, Okla., July 19, 2018 – Gateway Mortgage Group, founded by Kevin Stitt, announces the launch of Blend, its new web-based digital mortgage experience that dramatically simplifies the home buying process. Blend is designed to enhance the Gateway Experience, a service-intensive partnership between the homebuyer, real estate agent and the loan officer.

Additionally, Gateway has launched a new website at, further enhancing the experience for visitors, including current and prospective borrowers. With a more streamlined look and feel, visitors can more easily search for a Mortgage Center or loan originator near them. The website, which is integrated with Zillow and Facebook, also features educational content, offering tips and best practices to help individuals and families achieve homeownership.

The Gateway Experience has always been what has set us apart,” said Gateway marketing executive Rob Rothrock. “Blend is a new technology that is designed to empower the interpersonal relationship between the customer and loan officer to make it even stronger.”

Gateway’s more than 500 licensed originators serve as stewards and confidants in the home loan application and closing process. The Blend interactive tool enables loan officers to guide clients through the process in a more streamlined fashion, making home buying easier to understand than ever before. Blend is accessible through any web browser across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, and provides a secure link to many banks and investment companies, as well as all four major payroll providers.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer LinkStep to our customers,” said Kevin Stitt, Chief Executive Officer at Gateway. “We’ve utilized state-of-the-art technology to produce a more transparent experience with a home-buying tool that is not just easy to use, but also incredibly secure.”

LinkStep offers seamless document uploads that are more secure than email, fax or even postal couriers. Its secure technology highlights pending and completed action items, and automated communication leads prospective homeowners through the application and documentation stages, completely removing stress from the equation and toward their ultimate goal: homeownership.

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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