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Gateway Mortgage Group Named One of the Best Mortgage Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive Magazine

JENKS, Okla., April 2, 2019 – Gateway Mortgage Group, a full-service mortgage company licensed in 40 states and the District of Columbia, announced it was selected as one of the “50 Best Mortgage Companies to Work For” by Mortgage Executive Magazine for the fifth time. This award confirms the genuine and unique connections Gateway employees extend to customers are also fostered in the workplace.

The Mortgage Executive Magazine rankings are based on more than 10,000 mortgage loan officer surveys from at least 300 mortgage companies and banks. The mortgage loan officers ranked each company based on culture, underwriting, loan processing, management, compensation, marketing and technology. The publication then averages the rankings to select the top 50 companies.

Last year, Gateway Mortgage experienced record growth, funding more than 29,000 loans for a total of $6.1 billion in mortgage loans, a ten percent increase from 2017. With more than 150 retail locations and over 1,100 team members, Gateway expects its annual loan volume in 2019 to exceed $8 billion.

Gateway credits its success to its talented team members and manifests a solid culture that stands on purpose-driven values. The company provides the tools and products necessary to empower team members, and operations are focused on serving local communities. Additionally, Gateway believes that a family-friendly environment allows the workplace to facilitate productivity and to build a strong work ethic in team members. No matter what title a team member may hold, Gateway respects and honors everyone as an integral part of providing the highest quality service.

“It is an honor to be recognized again by Mortgage Executive Magazine as one of the best mortgage companies to work for,” said Stephen Curry, CEO at Gateway. “Our talented team members and strong corporate culture are driving our success.”

“When we say our people are our greatest asset, we mean it – we care about our team members and value their insights and input. We also run our firm like a small business – everyone knows each other and strives as a team to deliver quality solutions and excellent service for our clients. These are critical elements for a thriving workplace and make us unique,” Curry added.

Since 2012, Gateway has been regularly acknowledged and praised, receiving more than 25 accolades. Most recently, Gateway received Hall of Fame status in the 2018 Inc. 5000. The company was named one of the “Top Workplaces” by National Mortgage Professional Magazine and was included in the list of “Top Mortgage Lenders” by Scotsman Guide. Gateway has also been recognized six times as a “Top 100 Mortgage Company” by Mortgage Executive Magazine.

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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