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Gateway Opens New Mortgage Center in Texas

Odessa, Tex., March 30, 2021 - Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, announced it has opened a new mortgage center in West Texas to meet increased demand from local communities for home financing. The new mortgage center in Odessa will serve all the surrounding areas and suburbs. Gateway has over 50 locations in the state of Texas and more than 165 mortgage centers across the United States.

“My team & I recognize that every interaction we have is an opportunity to make a positive impact on others,” said Gina Reyes, Mortgage Sales Manager. “We strive to follow our core values - be a team player, make a difference, do the right thing, and get it done!”

Odessa is known for its cowboy culture. It is an emerging, and fast-growing city making it an attractive place for new homeowners to call home. Both homebuyers and current homeowners are taking advantage of lower interest rates, making the Odessa housing market prosperous. “Gateway continues to grow to meet the increasing demand for mortgage services,” 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 the customer. We are excited to be in Odessa and look forward to serving the community.”

Gateway reported funding over $1 billion a month in residential mortgage loans during six different months of 2020. In October of 2020, Gateway set an all-time record for monthly volume by funding more than $1.1 billion in loans in one month. Overall, Gateway funded more than $11.3 billion in mortgage loans in 2020, surpassing the previous record 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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