Modern communities deserve modern banking solutions.

In May of 2019, Gateway Mortgage Group merged with a 100-year-old community bank to create Gateway First Bank. We are a new kind of financial institution, focused on providing customers with modern banking solutions. For the first time in history, a mortgage company evolved to become a bank, combining the technology and service that made Gateway Mortgage successful with the strength, security, and product breadth of a bank.


Gateway was founded by Kevin Stitt around the idea that what strengthens families, strengthens the community, and, in turn, strengthens the company. We embrace this connectivity and believe that taking the time to build long term, trusting relationships propels both our company and the community – we grow together.


Gateway is committed to a better way to bank. Whether you are a family buying a home or investing your savings, a business financing growth or managing cash flow, we provide advice and solutions customized for you. We utilize state-of-the-art digital banking with customers across the country, yet we are rooted in the importance of personal connections. We are leading the way in financial services, while remaining intensely focused on our founding principle that we will deliver on our commitment “on time, every time.”


As a community citizen, we are recognized as an award-winning company for employees and customers. Our dedication to investing in the communities where we live and work is evident through our volunteer and charitable engagement. In May 2018, we announced our biggest initiative yet – the Gateway Gives Back program. Through 2022, we plan to invest $275 million of financing in underrepresented communities, low- to moderate-income communities, and non-profit organizations that support community development. Supporting programs ranging from Folds of Honor to Reading Partners and local food banks, we make a difference that lasts a lifetime.


We can’t wait to hear how we can help you!


Learn more about the Gateway Gives Back program.

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