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Gateway Opens New Mortgage Center in Washington

BATTLE GROUND, Wash., November 2, 2020 – Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, announced it has opened a new mortgage center in Washington to meet increased demand from local communities for home financing. The new opening in Battle Ground brings Gateway’s footprint to two in the state of Washington and more than 150 mortgage centers across the United States.

“Join us in celebrating the opening of our new Battle Ground Washington office. We are excited to expand our SW Washington business into Northern Clark County and Southern Cowlitz County,” said Jake Carlisle, Regional Vice President. “Our local team has been proudly serving the mortgage industry for over 23 years and we are looking forward to continuing that service through the Gateway Mortgage Center.”

Battle Ground has a wonderful combination of suburban developments and expansive rural properties. Both new homebuyers and current homeowners are taking advantage of lower interest rates, making Battle Ground’s 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.”

Gateway has seen record-breaking volume since 2019, hitting a new record high of $1 billion in a month for funding just after the company celebrated the 20th anniversary in February. Gateway has originated more than $8.2 billion in mortgage loans year-to-date through September, putting the company on track to 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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