The Small Business Authority® Releases The May 2013 SB Authority Index

    The Small Business Authority® Releases The May 2013 SB Authority Index

The SB Authority Index Shows Slight Growth Within The Small Business Economy

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, July 10, 2013

NEW YORK, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Newtek Business Services, Inc.,
NASDAQ: NEWT, The Small Business Authority^®, announced the release of the SB
Authority Index of small business indicators for May 2013 reaching 118.75
points. Newtek merchant processing volume, approved SBA gross lending volume
and the Russell Microcap Index led the increase. The SB Authority index is up
.57% from April 2013.

President and CEO, Barry Sloane said, "We continue to see our economy driven
by the tremendous excess liquidity being created by the Federal Reserve's QE3
bond buying program. The excess liquidity is flowing into investments like the
stock market, retail sales, and other consumer purchases. Most of the demand
being created in the economy is flowing into these sectors. This is clearly
affecting the small business economy, albeit at a slow gradual pace."

About Newtek Business Services, Inc.

Newtek Business Services, The Small Business Authority, provides the following
products and services:

  oNewtek Advantage™: Mobile real-time operating platform for business
    intelligence.The Newtek Advantage™ puts all critical business
    transactions in real-time. Accessdata on your smartphone, tablet, laptop
    or PC as it relates toeCommerce for credit/ debit transactions, website
    statistics, payroll, insurance and business loans.
  oElectronic Payment Processing: eCommerce, electronic solutions to accept
    non-cash payments, including credit and debit cards, check conversion,
    remote deposit capture, ACH processing, and electronic gift and loyalty
    card programs.
  oManaged Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing): Full-service web host,
    which offers eCommerce solutions, shared and dedicated web hosting and
    related services including domain registration and online shopping cart
    tools.
  oeCommerce: A suite of services that enable small businesses to get up and
    running on-line quickly and cost effectively, with integrated web design,
    payment processing and shopping cart services.
  oBusiness Lending: Broad array of lending products including SBA 7(a) and
    SBA 504 loans.
  oInsurance Services: Commercial and personal lines of insurance, including
    health and employee benefits in all 50 states, working with over 40
    insurance carriers.
  oWeb Services: Customized web design and development services.
  oData Backup, Storage and Retrieval: Fast, secure, off-site data backup,
    storage and retrieval designed to meet the specific regulatory and
    compliance needs of any business.
  oAccounts Receivable Financing: Receivable purchasing and financing
    services.
  oPayroll: Complete payroll management and processing services.



The Small Business Authority^® is a registered trade mark of Newtek Business
Services, Inc., and neither are a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Small
Business Administration.

Newtek Business Services, Inc.,  The Small Business Authority, is a direct
distributor of a wide range of business services and financial products to the
small- and medium-sized business market under the Newtek^® brand. Since 1999,
Newtek has helped small- and medium-sized business owners realize their
potential by providing them with the essential tools needed to manage and grow
their businesses and to compete effectively in today's marketplace. Newtek
provides its services to over 100,000 business accounts and has positioned the
Newtek^® brand as a one-stop-shop provider of such business services.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are over 27.5
million small businesses in the United States, which in total represent 99.7%
of all employer firms.

Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this press release including statements regarding Newtek's
beliefs, expectations, intentions or strategies for the future, may be
"forward-looking statements" under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the
plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the
forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among
others, intensified competition, operating problems and their impact on
revenues and profit margins, anticipated future business strategies and
financial performance, anticipated future number of customers, business
prospects, legislative developments and similar matters. Risk factors,
cautionary statements and other conditions, which could cause Newtek's actual
results to differ from management's current expectations, are contained in
Newtek's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available
through http://www.sec.gov.

Investor Relations
Contact: Jayne Cavuoto
Telephone: (212) 273-8179 / jcavuoto@thesba.com
Contact: Brett Maas
Telephone: (646) 536-7331 / brett@haydenir.com

Rubenstein Public Relations
Contact: Jonathan Goldberg
Telephone: (212) 843-9335 / jgoldberg@rubensteinpr.com

SOURCE Newtek Business Services, Inc.

Website: http://www.thesba.com
 
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