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4.6.2022 / Gateway Announcements

Gateway Opens Mortgage Center in Shreveport

SHREVEPORT, La., April 6, 2022 –– Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, announced it has opened a mortgage center in Shreveport, Louisiana, to meet increased demand from local communities for home financing. This is the third Gateway mortgage center in Louisiana and brings the company’s footprint to more than 170 mortgage centers across the United States.

“It’s extremely fulfilling to help families realize their dreams of homeownership,” shared Lakisha Russell, Mortgage Sales Manager in the new Shreveport location. “Our team is ready to contribute to Gateway’s efforts to strengthen families and communities."

Gateway funded more than $10 billion in mortgage loans in 2021, assisting nearly 45,000 families with their home financing needs.

“It’s exciting to see Gateway’s continued growth to better meet the increasing demand from local communities for home financing,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “We remain committed to the families and communities we serve. Our momentum is a testament to our team members’ persistent focus on connecting with people to impact their lives positively."

“Since joining Gateway, I have been amazed by the team’s commitment to putting people first,” said Steven Plaisance, President of Mortgage Banking for Gateway. “It is exciting to continue expanding to new communities to allow more customers to experience the Gateway difference.”

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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