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11.2.2018 / Gateway Announcements

Why We Chose to Join Gateway Mortgage Group

JENKS, Okla., Nov. 2, 2018 – We formally joined Kevin Stitt’s Gateway Mortgage Group in August. Now, as attack ads blanket the airwaves, our friends and neighbors ask, “Why?” This is our answer.

Getting a mortgage to buy a home is one of the most important decisions an individual can make. Gateway has over 1,200 employees who are working to make sure their customers are able to achieve and maintain the American dream of homeownership. Mortgage bankers are often accused of saying “what’s in it for me?” more than “how can I help?” Not here. Gateway lives by the golden rule: people first. Gateway’s mission is to deliver a quality product to our customers, and take care of our employees. Treat them the way we want to be treated. We believe Gateway’s success is defined by the loyalty its customers and employees show in return.

For over a decade, politicians have been unable to clean up mortgage banking. During the 2008 national economic crisis, Gateway took a different path, leading by example and doing what is right. Gateway worked with Federal and State regulators, upgraded its business model and brought loan servicing in house to demonstrate the company’s commitment to the customer and accountability to the regulators. This is why Gateway has been recognized for its excellence in our customer-centered business practices, workplace culture, and rapid growth. We are also proud that the delinquency rate of Gateway customers is below the national average; our employees work hard to ensure every step is taken to keep people in their homes.

As we continue to grow and expand the business, we are careful to work within the regulatory environment in the markets in which we operate. Leading technology companies see Gateway as a partner who wants to change the old way of doing business, who understands that good technology and better business practices benefit both the customer and their banker. Prospective business partners and potential investors we meet with are excited about an exceptional company that has a great track record, excellent execution strategy and management team. Government agencies who back our loans see us as a rapidly growing and successful mortgage company.

All of us at Gateway view our role as continuing to lead the industry to do what’s right. Our team believes that Gateway is the ideal company to drive change and make mortgages and banking work for both the customer and the bank.  The next time you see one of those ads on TV, you’ll know the truth about Gateway and all of us who work here. Feel free to ask us “Why?” 

Stephen Curry, Chief Executive Officer

Steven Patrick, Chief Risk Officer

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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