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The May 31, 2019 News and Alerts of ‘Upcoming Changes to MLA’ on the front page of the DMDC website states: “Around June 27, 2019, DMDC will make significant changes to the Military Lending Act (MLA) website ( to enhance security of the site and better protect the personal information of Service members. All users […]

NPA Announces Sponsors for Pawn Expo 2019

NPA Industry Partner sponsors support the pawn industry at Pawn Expo in Las Vegas The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the roster of sponsors for Pawn Expo, the pawn industry’s only national convention and trade show held in Las Vegas, NY July 9-11, 2019.  The Pawn Expo sponsors are: National Shooting Sports […]

A Decade of Giving

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Gift Day donation drive on December 6, 2018. The annual event partners NPA members with charitable organizations providing musical instruments to veterans, underprivileged youth, and struggling school band programs. This year’s event marks a decade of pawnbrokers donating musical instruments and cash, or performing […]

Arlington Loan – Chosen By Pawn

After learning the pawn business from his uncle, Kelly Swisher opened Arlington Jewelry and Loan, Inc. in 2002. The store, located in the suburban city of Arlington Heights, IL, northwest of Chicago, was the first pawn store in the city. In addition to running the store, Kelly is also president of the Illinois Pawnbrokers Association. […]

Congressional Update – May 2019: Potential CTR Relief for Banks and Three Rate-Cap Bills

A big Thank You once again to our members that traveled to Washington and participated in NPA’s Annual Legislative Conference on April 30th. As we discussed then, NPA’s Team GRC continues working on the bank discontinuance issue, as well as following additional developments that could affect pawnbrokers. This Content is for Members Only

NPA Trend Survey Reveals Pawn Industry Embraces Online Options for Retail and Marketing

NPA Trend Survey

The National Pawnbrokers Association Announces the Results of the Annual Trend Survey for the calendar year 2018. Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) announced today the results of the NPA 2018 Trend Survey. The survey, which was conducted in spring 2019, focuses on industry trends as reported by pawnbroker members of the NPA […]

National Pawnbrokers Association Announces New Website

“One of the best features of the NPA website is the amazing amount of new and archived information that is available on the website,” notes NPA President and pawnbroker, Tim Collier. The website organizes hundreds of articles and posts which cover pawn business practices, regulatory and legislative updates, and educational material. Many of the articles […]

Pawnbrokers Provide Support for Military Families to Celebrate its 10th Annual Gift Day

The National Pawnbrokers Association celebrates the 10th annual Gift Day by partnering with Operation Homefront to help provide critical financial assistance to military families. Southlake, TX — On December 6, the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) will celebrate the 10th year of its annual donation drive, Gift Day. Each year during the holiday season, NPA members […]