A Message from NPA President Kerry Rainey

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The spread of the coronavirus has created a complete disruption of service in our country and the rest of the world. Many of our members have expressed concern about the future of their businesses and their customers. As your industry association, please know the NPA is here to help you get through these difficult times. The health and safety of …

Kerry Rainey Elected President of National Pawnbrokers Association and Awarded National Pawnbrokers Association Charles R. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award

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CONTACT: Media@NationalPawnbrokers.org July 9, 2019   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: National Pawnbrokers Association announces the election of 2019 president and Charles R. Jones Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree at NPA’s annual convention and trade show, Pawn Expo Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is proud to announce the results of the 2019 annual election to select a new NPA president. The association …

What’s the latest from the CFPB?

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by Fran Bishop, NPA GRC Liaison 5/19/2022 Get a coffee a sit down… They will distribute Consumer Financial Protection Circulars to other federal agencies and state regulators having authority over providers of financial services, such as banks and nonbanks.   Some of these agencies include state attorneys general and state regulators, such as those supervising, examining, and enforcing pawn laws and …

Optimize Coin & Bullion Trading Profits

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SPONSORED CONTENT FROM UPSTATE COIN & GOLD Upstate Coin & Gold can help you make the most of buying coins and precious metals by maximizing profits with some of our many resources. We can optimize your margins and simplify the trading process by limiting risk, providing live, up-to-the-second pricing, and offering the resources to identify and authenticate products accurately. Our …

Pawn Shop Tour – Part One

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Shared by NPA Executive Director, Kristen Williams A little over two years into my work at the NPA, I had the opportunity to step out of my home office bubble to spend time in NPA member pawnshops in North Carolina. I visited nine shops inside of four days and met some incredible people.  I gained a practical appreciation for the …

Thoughts on a Thursday…the word ‘Team’ 

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by Fran Bishop, NPA GRC Liaison 5/12/2022 If you or your child has ever played sports then you will remember the coach saying, “there’s no I in Team, so get back out there, work together, and let’s win this game!”   My 13-year-old grandson’s soccer season ended last weekend being undefeated in a tournament. That was a huge accomplishment as when …

The Six Compliance Pieces Pawnbrokers are Still Missing

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BY DAVE GRIFFITHS, THE AML GURUS FORMERLY THE CONSULTANTS, LLC Compliance for pawnbrokers is not new, either as legislation or to anyone who has been an NPA member for more than a couple of years. Although the USA PATRIOT Act is not the entire focus of a complete Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Program, it has been in play since October 26, …

Where do I begin? Let me count the ways! *COMPLIANCE* 

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by Fran Bishop, NPA Government Relations Liaison Class-action lawsuits have been filed against pawnbrokers in Virginia and Minnesota. So, I’m back on the compliance soapbox, not that I ever step off it.   I am in no way finger-pointing at these pawnbrokers (they don’t need any piling on) but hope to raise everyone’s awareness by providing some information taken from the …

The Rise and Resurgence Of QR Codes (And What To Do With Them)

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By Mark Campanale, NPA Digital Communications Manager 4/13/2022 “I want an Oompa Loompa now!” ~ Veruca Salt AS MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS have changed throughout history, one factor remains constant: consumers want products and product information NOW. They want to read reviews, compare costs, see alternative options, see product pictures, and make a purchase IMMEDIATELY. No one wants to go from …

People of Pawn: Abigail Mielcarek

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What customer behavior brings me joy? When customers recognize me from when I worked at the counter! Abigail started her journey in pawn in 2016 as a frontline broker and quickly rose through the ranks to Vice President of her three locations. Abigail is a board member of the California Pawnbrokers Association and a member of the Women’s Jewelry Association. Streamlining …

Knowledge and Skills for Today’s Hot Topics 

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Sponsored Content from GIA Alumni Collective Stay on top of pressing industry topics and gain product knowledge with GIA Continuing Education seminars. From laboratory-grown diamonds, pearls and jewelry design to how to assess country of origin, you’ll find diverse topics that suit your interests and can help advance your career.     Taught by GIA scientists, experts and instructors, online seminars can …

Zero Tolerance Policy Update—Biden’s Efforts Targeting Rogue Gun Dealers

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3/31/2022 by Fran Bishop, NPA Government Relations LiaisonContact: grc@nationalpawnbrokers.org Recently, NPA Industry Partner National Shooting Sports Federation (NSSF) conducted the above-entitled webinar, which I attended. The following information I’m sharing is from my notes. I hope you receive this information in the spirit intended and it benefits you and your business.  Keeping abreast of all regulations should be a requirement …

Federal Reserve Census of Nonbank Financial Institutions: Part Two 

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3/24/2022 By Fran Bishop, NPA GRC LiaisonContact: grc@nationalpawnbrokers.org Think back to Fall 2020 when you may have received a communication from the Federal Reserve asking you to participate in a ‘Census of Finance Companies and Other Lenders’. It was a voluntary request and “your answers will be kept confidential.”  Why this is important for Pawnbrokers Many of you asked NPA’s …

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