Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank, Recognized as Home Possible RISE Award Winner

Gateway Mortgage Group and loan officers receive Freddie Mac’s Home
Possible RISE Award

JENKS, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gateway Mortgage Group, a division Gateway First Bank, one of the
ten largest banks by assets in the State of Oklahoma and one of the
largest mortgage bank operations in the United States, was recently
recognized as a recipient of Freddie Mac’s Home Possible RISE
(Recognizing Individuals for Sustained Excellence) Award for HFA
(Housing Finance Agencies) Advantage for 2019. The annual program
salutes Freddie Mac’s top clients across multiple categories for

Along with the company receiving recognition, Chris Doke, Norman, Okla.;
Tom Rosser, Edmond, Okla.; and Cole Williams, North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
were selected as individual recipients for the RISE Award. HFA Advantage
adopts the responsible and affordable requirements of Freddie Mac Home
Possible offerings but with added flexibility to borrowers. In addition
to its down payment requirement of as little as 3 percent, Home Possible
offers more options to responsibly increase homeownership.

“Gateway Mortgage is dedicated to help families achieve the American
dream of homeownership and the company is honored to receive the Freddie
Mac HFA Advantage,” said Stephen Curry, CEO at Gateway First Bank. “Our
loan officers, Chris, Tom and Cole, work very hard and deserve the

Elizabeth Robertson, Director, Strategic Products at Gateway has led the
effort to implement programs that offer the HFA Advantage program for
the company.

“The HFA Advantage program has been a success for our loan officers in
that they are able to help more families get into homes,” stated
Robertson. “I am proud to work for a company that cares so much about
helping their customers.”

The award recognizes mortgage lenders that use the Home Possible program
which helps low- to moderate-income borrowers become homeowners. Rosser,
Doke and Williams originated a combined total of $11.2 million in loans
through the program loans in 2018.

About Gateway First Bank

Headquartered in Jenks, Okla., Gateway First Bank is one of the largest
banks in Oklahoma and one of the nation’s premier mortgage lenders. With
over 1,200 employees across 165 banking and mortgage centers nationwide,
Gateway offers local expertise and personalized service while leveraging
market-leading technology to provide customers with a modern experience.
It currently services $17 billion in residential mortgages and is
regularly recognized for excellence. For more information about Gateway,
Gateway First Bank. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233).


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