LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Newtek Business Services Corp. ("Newtek" or the "Company"), (Nasdaq:NEWT), an internally managed business development company ("BDC"), today announced that Newtek Small Business Finance, LLC, ("NSBF") the Company's nationally licensed SBA lender subsidiary, increased its existing revolving credit facility through Capital One, National Association ("Capital One")  by $50.0 million to $100.0 million.  Concurrent with the line increase, NSBF received a reduction in the interest rate from its present facility of 1.125% when NSBF utilizes the facility to fund the unguaranteed portion of SBA loans and 1.25% when NSBF utilizes the facility to fund the guaranteed portion of SBA loans.  The term of this loan has been extended three years, through May 2020.

Barry Sloane, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer said, "We are appreciative of our nine-year relationship with Capital One, who has provided us with financing through multiple credit cycles. We have worked with Capital One through seven separate Standard and Poor's rated securitizations, all of which were rated 'A' or better, which have enabled us to replenish our capital availability.  Over time, we have proven that our credit quality and 14-year track record as an issuer, loan assembler and underwriter of small business credit can withstand differing interest rate and credit cycles and have allowed for the continued improvement in lending terms for our revolving credit facility. We have now further established ourselves with in-house pre-closing, post-closing, legal, underwriting and loan assembly teams that are dedicated to ensuring strong loan credit quality and embody the desire to continually improve the lending process and client experience."

Mr. Sloane continued, "We expect to launch our new mobile application for financial and business solution referrals within the next 30 days with the goal to further grow our total loan referral business.   While Newtek employs a FinTech strategy to acquire its clients, that strategy is supported by a dedicated, experienced in-house team who handles the entire credit underwriting process.  Newtek uses technology to enhance client experience and work flow without sacrificing credit quality or collateral provisions, which are necessary to mitigate loan losses."

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