NEW YORK (1/9/12)--Newtek Business Services, The Small Business Authority, has completed the securitization and sale of an additional $20.5 million of non-guaranteed portions of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) small-business loans.
The Small Business Authority, Powered by Newtek, is a CUNA Strategic Services provider.
The transaction was made possible through an amendment to the securitization of $23 million in loans that closed in December 2010. The sale of the additional trust notes was handled by Guggenheim Securities, LLC, which advised Newtek.
Newtek has been active in small-business lending and, with the latest transaction, it will have completed the securitization of about $43.5 million of non-guaranteed portions of SBA small business loans within the past 12 months.
Standard and Poor's has rated the securitization trust notes as AA, based on the collateral in the entire, upsized pool.