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 excellence.
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 recognition.”
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, visit www.GatewayFirst.com. Gateway First Bank. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233).