Newtek Small Business Finance Has Begun Accessing the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Portal Beginning Today

BOCA RATON, Fla., Jan. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Newtek Business Services Corp., (Nasdaq: NEWT), an internally managed business development company (“BDC”), today announced that Newtek Small Business Finance, LLC (“NSBF”), the Company’s nationally licensed lender under the U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Section 7(a) Program, has been granted early access to the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan portal beginning today. Beginning at 9:00 am ET this morning, the SBA re-opened the PPP loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1.0 billion or less in assets, including community banks and credit unions, for first- and second-draw PPP loan applications. The PPP loan portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to all other participating PPP lenders to submit first- and second-draw PPP loan applications.

Barry Sloane, President, Chairman and CEO said, “We greatly appreciate the opportunity to service independent business owners across the U.S., and we are currently submitting

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