NPA News

  • Beverly Loan Company: Pawnbroking From Coast To Coast

    Posted On : June 21, 2017

    Jordan Tabach-Bank is the owner and chief executive officer of three, soon-to-be-four, pawn stores in the U.S., including Beverly Loan Company, which has been a member of NPA since 1990.


  • Pawnbroking Around The World

    Posted On : June 19, 2017

    We talked with three of our international members to learn about the similarities (and the differences) of pawnbroking around the world


  • Succession Planning for Pawnbrokers

    Posted On : June 12, 2017

    By Dr. Geralyn Miller, Professor and Pawnbroker, 5th Street Pawn, LLC


  • Pawnbrokers Report Decrease in Retail Sales as Online Competition Grows and Buying Trends Shift

    Posted On : May 30, 2017

    National Pawnbrokers Association announces the results of the most recent Trend Survey.


  • Powered Up! Pawn Expo 2017

    Posted On : April 28, 2017

    July 11-13, 2017 THE MIRAGE • LAS VEGAS, NV    What is Pawn Expo? Pawn Expo is the only national convention and trade show for the pawn industry. Attendees learn new ways to strengthen their company, connect with fellow pawnbrokers, and do business at the trade show featuring over 120 different companies. Leave energized and […]


  • Cathy Gish: Human Resource Director, Brittex Financial, Inc.

    Posted On : April 21, 2017

    Years in the Pawn Industry 16 My Greatest Career Accomplishment I started in the business as a pawnbroker and have grown from there. I believe it gives me perspective and respect for the day-to-day operations of the business. The Best Advice I’ve Ever Received “Don’t wait for your embossed invitation; just go for it.” “Don’t […]


  • Make Your Impact: Help Build the Next Generation of Workers

    Posted On : April 14, 2017

    “The NPA scholarship has helped me immensely because I am able to keep furthering my education and to get one step closer to graduating without any outstanding debt. Rich Clousing and Highland Jewelry and Loan really took the initiative to put me under their wing and encourage me to apply for the scholarship. After receiving the scholarship, […]


  • Worldwide Jewelry and Pawn; Face Music, Jewelry and Pawn: The Accidental Pawnbroker

    Posted On : April 7, 2017

    FRANK MASSA is the president of Worldwide Jewelry and Pawn and Facet Music, Jewelry and Pawn. In business since 2002, his company has 10 stores located in Indiana, Ohio, and Florida. National Pawnbroker (NP): How did you get started in the pawn industry? Frank Massa (FM): My entry into the pawn business was quite accidental. While […]


  • National Pawnbrokers Association Celebrates 30 Years of Support and Representation for Independent Pawnbrokers

    Posted On : February 10, 2017

    Independent Pawnbrokers Celebrate 30 Year Anniversary of Industry’s Only US Trade Association Keller, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is celebrating its 30th anniversary as the only national trade organization representing independent pawnbrokers. The current president, Larry Nuckols, announced, “We are proud to continue to further the core goals of the founders of the […]


  • Triple Treat: One Pawn Store, Three Generations, All Women

    Posted On : January 16, 2017

    The Bank Gun & Pawn opened in downtown Havre de Grace, MD, in September 2006 under the partnership of Diane Barrow and her mother, Bobbi Barrow. When Diane’s daughter, Kati Wilson, turned 16 and needed a job, she joined the team. Eight years later, the family-run store operates seamlessly by these three women alone. They […]


  • Knowledge is Power: What You Need To Know To Be In Compliance

    Posted On : January 9, 2017

    They say knowledge is power. As a business owner, what could be more important than empowering your staff and enriching yourself with the knowledge to get business done right on all levels? As business owners and management, we also take on the roles of teacher, mentor, and, sometimes, rule enforcer. Our livelihood depends on how […]


  • The Castle Jewelry and Pawn; No Hassle at The Castle

    Posted On : January 2, 2017

    Phil Block is president of The Castle Jewelry and Pawn, and has been a member of NPA since 1995. Headquartered in Lexington, KY, the company has nine stores around the state, plus one in Ohio, and employs 120 people. Phil runs the company with his son, Barrett, a recent Wharton School of Business graduate. National […]


  • Pawnbrokers Give Back Nationwide

    Posted On : December 7, 2016

    National Pawnbrokers Association Gift Day 2016 Brings Music to Students Through Generous Donations from Pawnbrokers Keller, TX — On December 6, 2016, the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) celebrated its eighth annual Musical Instrument Gift Day, where pawnbrokers from around the country made donations of musical instruments to organizations in need. This year, the NPA has […]


  • Kara Blakeman: Making a Difference, One Pawn Transaction at a Time

    Posted On : November 3, 2016

    BEING ABLE TO HELP THOSE IN NEED and knowing that she can make a difference are the two things that Kara Blakeman, manager and bench jeweler at Classic Jewelry and Loan in Barboursville, WV, loves best about the pawn industry. She started her pawn journey twelve years ago when her father, Richard, who had opened […]


  • American Jewelry and Loan: Working with Diversity

    Posted On : October 27, 2016

    AMERICAN JEWELRY AND LOAN is one of the most highly recognized pawn stores in the country thanks to being the subject of a reality television series seen in 52 countries. An engaging website where fans can connect with owners Les and Seth Gold from anywhere is, therefore, a critical part of their business model. Seth, […]