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Gateway Recognized in National Mortgage News’ Top Producers of 2021

JENKS, Okla., April 30, 2021 – Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, is proud to announce seven of its team members have been named Top Producers by National Mortgage News. The loan originators included in the list produced a total of 2,463 loans with a total dollar volume of $588,193,045.

In its 23rd year, Top Producers rankings are open to mortgage loan originators and brokers who work at depository, nonbank and mortgage brokerage firms in the United States. The rankings are compiled from 2020 loan production information submitted by employees.

Gateway would like to recognize the following team members for their hard work last year:

  • Paddi Bailey

  • Todd Binkley

  • Chris Doke

  • Trever Kerr

  • Jack Little

  • Michael McElroy

  • Chris Padley

“We are thrilled to have several Gateway team members recognized by National Mortgage News this year,” said Scott Gesell, CEO at Gateway. “Their inclusion demonstrates Gateway’s competitiveness even in the wake of new, unique challenges brought on by the pandemic. I am extremely proud of how the team responded and continued to demonstrate a strong commitment to customer satisfaction. With team members’ dedication and hard work, like those recognized, Gateway will continue to achieve strong momentum.”

Gateway ended 2020 with record-breaking residential mortgage production. With an increased number of homeowners refinancing and taking advantage of lower interest rates, Gateway reported funding over $1 billion a month in residential mortgage loans in 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.

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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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