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9.28.2021 / Gateway Announcements

Gateway Opens New Mortgage Center in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, GA September 28, 2021 – Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, announced it has opened a mortgage center in Atlanta, Georgia to meet increased demand from local communities for home financing. This is the second new mortgage center in Georgia in the past 12 months and brings Gateway’s footprint to more than 170 mortgage centers across the United States.

Along with the new location, Gateway is excited to announce the launch of the Brookhaven Mortgage Team, co-led by Jeremy Ball and Rob Bennett, who were both recently promoted to Mortgage Center Co-Managers. New to the team is Loan Originator Jamielle Gummer, who brings a wide range of business experience while emulating the vision and values of Gateway. Grummer joins LaSheld Holman who has been serving the home ownership needs the greater Atlanta, Georgia area for the past several years.

“The Brookhaven Team has a client-centric approach that focuses on communication, collaboration, and clarity when serving the customer, Says Rob Bennett, Gateway Mortgage Center Manager. “We do not charge origination fees or offer low rates with hidden points and charges, which unfortunately, is sometimes the case with mortgage lenders. We want to help change how the industry is perceived by make the customer experience transparent. As a result, most of our business comes from referrals from happy customers.”

“Part of the Brookhaven Team experience is our commitment to the community,” says Jeremy Ball, Gateway Mortgage Center Manager. “We donate a percentage of every loan to several local charities and are proud to announce our new partnership with the Sheltie Rescue of Georgia. In addition, Gateway as a company donates $5 of every loan to Folds of Honor, which now tops $500,000 in donations since the beginning of the partnership five years ago.

Gateway funded more than $11.3 billion in mortgage loans in 2020. Even with the tightening housing market, 2021 has also brought outstanding production volume with 2021 production through the first 6 months just slightly below the 2020 record levels. Refinance activity remains strong due to continued low interest rates.

“Gateway continues to grow and expand its footprint to meet the increasing demand from local communities for home financing” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “We are committed to the families and communities we serve. Our momentum is a testament to our team members’ persistent focus on connecting with people to positively impact their lives.”

“Since joining Gateway in February of this year, I have been amazed by the team’s commitment to providing customers top-level customer service,” said Steven Plaisance, President of Mortgage Banking for Gateway. “Part of that commitment is through a growth strategy of expanding to new communities where more customers can enjoy the Gateway experience of putting people first.”

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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