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Gateway Opens New Mortgage Center in Texas

Corpus Christi, Tex., June 10, 2020 – Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank, announced it has opened a new mortgage center in Texas to meet increased demand from local communities for home financing. The new opening is the first location in Corpus Christi, bringing Gateway’s footprint to forty-two centers in the state of Texas and more than 150 mortgage centers across the United States.

“It is an honor to work with such a tremendous team in the beautiful city of Corpus and to bring Gateway’s commitment of high-level service as well as supporting the local community,” said Bobby Shull, Area Manager. “As a team we will not only succeed but will serve to lift each other to bring value to our clients as well as our referral partners and serve the local communities.”

With an increased number of homeowners refinancing and taking advantage of lower interest rates, the Texas housing market is doing well. “Gateway continues to grow to meet the increasing demand for mortgage services,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “We are committed to the Texas families and communities we serve. Our momentum is a testament to our team members’ persistent focus on the customer.”

Gateway has seen record-breaking volume since 2019 and funded over $1 billion in residential mortgage loans in both April and May 2020.  Hitting a new record high of $1 billion in a month for funding came just after the company celebrated the 20th anniversary and in the height of the COVID-10 pandemic. Gateway has originated more than $4.3 billion in mortgage loans year-to-date through May, putting the company on track to potentially surpass its record-breaking year of $7.7 billion funded loans in 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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