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12.5.2018 / Gateway Awards

Gateway Mortgage Group Named One of the Best Military Lenders

JENKS, Okla., Dec. 05, 2018 – Gateway Mortgage Group, a full-service mortgage company, announced it was among the Best Military Lenders and Originators by National Mortgage Professional Magazine.

National Mortgage Professional Magazine sought to honor military lenders based on three factors: total Veterans Affairs (VA) Loan units closed in 2017, support efforts and community outreach and the number of Mortgage Originators who submitted their nominations.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the Best Military Lenders by National Mortgage Professional Magazine,” said Stephen Curry, CEO of Gateway Mortgage Group. “Our inclusion on this list recognizes our dedication to providing options that enable homeownership for the men and women who have bravely served our country in the U.S. military.”

In addition to the company’s recognition, Gateway employees Deborah Huddleston in Killeen, Texas and Mirta Hernandez in Universal City, Texas were selected as top loan originators by the magazine. Gateway closed over 1,600 VA loans in 2017 helping the country’s veterans get into new homes.

This year, National Mortgage Professional had hundreds of nominations of very qualified mortgage companies and professionals from all over the country. Alan Ferree, president of mortgages said he is honored to be recognized.

“It is an honor to be recognized by National Mortgage Professional Magazine for being a top lender to our veterans,” said Ferree. “I want to congratulate Deborah and Mirta on their success and to all of the Gateway Team Members who help with VA loans. Without a great team, our success would not be possible.”

VA Loans have met the needs of the nation’s military families since 1944, and Gateway is proud to offer this program to those who defend the freedoms that all American families enjoy daily. The VA Loan provides tremendous advantages that enable homeownership for veterans and active military. Gateway’s commitment to active and retired military men and women is an extension of the company’s mission to help support home ownership and grow local economies.

This honor coincides with Gateway’s continued support of our military men and women through its partnership with Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of service men and women who have fallen or been disabled in combat. For every loan closed through one of Gateway’s Mortgage Centers, Gateway dedicates $5 to Folds of Honor. Because Gateway provides new mortgages to approximately 20,000 customers each year, this quickly adds up. The company’s total donation is on track to surpass $200,000 by June of 2019.

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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