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  • New Money, New Challenges: Dealing with digital currency

    Posted On : June 29, 2015

    As we enter a new age of technology, it may be time for an overhaul of our currency system as we know it. For centuries, we have been selling and buying with some form of currency. Whether it was chickens and goats, gold coins or paper money, the world has transacted in one form of currency or another since just about the beginning of time.


  • How to get the best deal for your diamonds

    Posted On : June 22, 2015

    Buying and selling diamonds has become a big part of Pawn Expo and other pawn industry trade shows. Below are some tips from both a buyer’s and a seller’s point of view on how to get the best deal for your diamonds.


  • NPA’s Certified Pawn Professional (CPP) Learning Program

    Posted On : June 15, 2015

    NPA’s Certified Pawn Professional (CPP) Learning Program offers six different one-day modules, each devoted to a key area of knowledge that professional pawnbrokers must master.


  • Never Give Up

    Posted On : June 8, 2015

    In the mid-1980’s, Roger Creet was working on his Ph.D. thesis at Great Britain’s University of Lancaster. His particular field of study was very specific: pawnbroking in Victorian London.


  • NPA Voices Concerns On Bank Discontinuance in America

    Posted On : April 30, 2015

    Fran Bishop, government relations liaison with the National Pawnbrokers Association and a past president of the NPA, recently published an opinion editorial in the BANKTHINK section of


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