Gateway Named “Best Military Lender” by National Mortgage Professional

Gateway Mortgage, a division of Gateway First Bank, is proud to be named a “Best Military Lender” by National Mortgage Professional. In addition to the company’s recognition, Gateway Loan Originator Tracy Mock was selected as a “2020 Best Military Originator.”

Each year, National Mortgage Professional compiles the distinguished list of “Best Military Lenders” based on total Veterans Affairs (VA) loans closed in addition to company support and community outreach endeavors. The individuals named “Best Military Originators” are ranked based on the total number of VA loans closed in 2019, votes from industry peers and an essay on why they are committed to helping active service members and veterans.

“At Gateway we recognize the sacrifice and bravery of those who defend the freedoms that American families enjoy daily, as well as the sacrifices made by their own families. We make it our goal to help them achieve homeownership,” said Scott Gesell, CEO at Gateway. “We are incredibly pleased to be recognized as a ‘Best Military Lender’ by National Mortgage Professional for our efforts and especially thrilled to have one of our very own employees, Tracy Mock, recognized for her hard work.”

Gateway is dedicated to helping the members of the military service and their families become homeowners and continues to assist them by offering VA home loans. VA loans are partially insured by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and offer unique benefits including up to 100% financing and easier qualification requirements.

In addition to the loans offered, Gateway shows its support and appreciation for service men and women through its Folds of Honor contribution program. In 2017, Gateway announced a national partnership with Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to families of service men and women who have fallen or been injured in combat.

For every mortgage loan closed through its retail locations Gateway commits $5 to Folds of Honor, with donations to date totaling $335,155.

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 $1.5 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 150 mortgage centers in 40 states, and almost 1,500 employees. Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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