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Gateway Opens New Mortgage Center in Oklahoma

ALTUS, Oklahoma, July 9, 2020 – Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank, announced it has opened a new mortgage center in Oklahoma to meet increased demand from local communities for home financing. The new opening in Altus, bring Gateway’s footprint to twelve centers in the state of Oklahoma and more than 150 mortgage centers across the United States. Gateway also has mortgage centers in Ada, Ardmore, Durant, Enid, Edmond, Jenks, Lawton, Norman, Oklahoma City, and Owasso.

“The Gateway team appreciates the warm welcome received from area realtors, builders, title companies, borrowers, friends, and family. We look forward to providing a smooth lending process, from Pre-Qualification to closing,” said Sharla Watson, Mortgage Sales Manager. “I am honored and excited to utilize over 30 years of experience in real estate and lending for Gateway’s expansion in the Altus community.  As a native of southwest Oklahoma, I believe Gateway’s values, excellent customer service, variety of mortgage products available, and their passion to strengthen families through home ownership is a great fit for Altus and surrounding areas.”

We’re so happy to finally open our doors and be a part of the Altus community,” said Kathy Suttles, Area Manager. “As an Active Duty Army, SSG, I am proud to serve our Altus Air Base, Active Duty & Veteran community with a local branch, that will be a full service, local lender, providing the best mortgage service our customers have grown accustomed.”

Gateway has seen record-breaking volume since 2019 and funded over $1 billion in residential mortgage loans in both April, May and June 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 $5.3 billion in mortgage loans year-to-date through June, 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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