MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., April 30, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marlin Business Services Corp. (Nasdaq:MRLN), a leader in the equipment leasing industry, recently held its second Customer Advisory Council meeting on April 14, 2010.

The purpose of the council is to discuss current business challenges and opportunities facing the commercial equipment environment, and to help shape Marlin's future business strategies and service levels. The inaugural council meeting was held in September 2009.

"This council provides an excellent forum to share information amongst business leaders, which can surface new ideas, best practices and more effective ways to meet our customer's needs," said Ed Siciliano,  Marlin's Chief Sales Officer. "The advisory council allows us to work very closely with customers as we refine our business strategies and strive to improve overall service levels. We look forward to another council meeting later this year."

Stan Pilok, partner with Advanced Business Equipment, located in Allentown, PA, has attended both council meetings and had this to say: "The Marlin Leasing Customer Advisory Council provides a unique vehicle for resolving any issues that may exist within the leasing partnership.  It is indeed refreshing to know that the Marlin executives, including CEO and Founder Dan Dyer, take our comments and suggestions very seriously.  Additionally, the services offered to Marlin clients have a truly significant value to dealers like us.  This last Advisory meeting was really 'focused' on the actions necessary to bring our partnership to the next level. Thanks for listening, Marlin."

Marlin is planning to hold this session semiannually and to gradually grow the council, potentially creating advisory councils in each vertical market served by Marlin.

About Marlin Business Services Corp.

Marlin Business Services Corp. is a nationwide provider of equipment financing solutions primarily to small businesses. The Company's principal operating subsidiary, Marlin Leasing Corporation, finances over 100 equipment categories in a segment of the market generally referred to as "small-ticket" leasing (i.e. leasing transactions less than $250,000). The Company was founded in 1997 and completed its initial public offering of common stock on November 12, 2003.    For more information, visit or call toll free at (888) 479-9111.

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