Are You Offering Check Cashing Services?

Mark Campanale Government Relations

10/7/2021 FYI to pawnbrokers offering check cashing as an additional customer service… No offense to hard-working postal employees…but the push to add certain banking services to the U.S. Post Office must be from Members of Congress who don’t send/receive their own mail. An amendment tucked into last year’s appropriations bill provided $2 million to the USPS for a postal banking …

9 Ways To Grow Your Holiday Sales

Mark Campanale Expert Guidance, NPA News

by Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor Even though the NRF is expecting a 10-13% jump in sales for 2021, the media will still be broadcasting how expectations are soft for retail sales this shopping season. To get your piece of the retail renaissance, take action now. Here are my top nine actions you need to take to have a successful …

2021 Congressional Calendar

Mark Campanale Government Relations Updates, NPA News

The 2021 Congressional Calendar has been released and you can access a copy from the NPA website www.nationalpawnbrokers.org or here https://content.rollcall.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021-CQRC-CongressionalCalendar-1.pdf Our annual Legislative Conference will be held on April 19-21, 2021. You will see on the calendar that both the House and Senate are in session at that time. Obviously due to COVID-19 concerns and heightened security at the …

Federal Consumer Financial Law Report

Mark Campanale Government Relations Updates, NPA News

The CFPB’s Taskforce on Federal Consumer Financial Law released their lengthy report on January 5th and includes numerous mentions of the pawn industry. You can read their news release here…   https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/consumer-financial-protection-bureaus-taskforce-on-federal-consumer-financial-law-releases-its-report/   At the bottom of the news release, you’ll find links to Volumes 1 and 2 of the Report. There are 798 pages in Volume 1 and if you view it in Adobe Acrobat use ‘pawn’ in the search …

OCC’s Proposed Rule on Fair Access to Financial Services

Mark Campanale Government Relations Updates, Members Only, NPA News

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to submit a post in support of the OCC’s Proposed Rule on “Fair Access to Financial Services”. Many of you not only agreed with the NPA’s official comment letter but related your own experiences with heartfelt statements about how bank discontinuance of pawnbrokers affected your business, employees, and …