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

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 has announced that

National Pawnbrokers Association Announces 2019 Board of Directors and Executive Officers

Leadership election results announced at the National Pawnbrokers Association’s annual convention and trade show, Pawn Expo 2019, in Las Vegas, NV Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) made public the results of the 2019 annual elections to select the Board of Directors and Executive Officers for the upcoming year. NPA is excited to

National Pawnbrokers Association Names Recipients of Future Business Leaders Scholarships

2019 Future Business Leaders Scholarship Recipients Each Awarded $1,0000 Scholarship Southlake, TX – The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Future Business Leaders (FBL) scholarships. Through generous donations by pawnbroker members of the NPA, the following five students were awarded $1,000 scholarships: Savannah Garris Sponsor: Garris Specialties Inc, Birmingham,

DMDC WEBSITE WILL REQUIRE A ‘USER ACCOUNT’ FOR MLA CHECK ACCESS

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 (https://mla.dmdc.osd.mil) 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