Membership Benefits

New Member Benefits 2020

Best Pawnbrokers to Work For Program

Best Pawnbrokers to work for

Research firm Best Companies Group surveys employees to determine the best pawnbroker company to work for among NPA members. They utilize a unique mix of proprietary technology and human workplace excellence expertise to determine the winner of those who participate. The winning company will be announced at Pawn Expo 2020. For more information, visit BestPawnbrokersToWorkFor.com.

Operating Performance Benchmark

Industry Insights offers a complete and up-to-date financial performance report for the pawn industry.

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After surveying participating NPA members on a number of operating metrics and financial statistics, the company provides a comparative benchmark report that members can use to assess their own business performance gauging strengths, weaknesses, and improvement opportunities. Martin Strasser, from Premier Jewelry & Loans, Inc., will be presenting a session at Pawn Expo on how to interpret the results and use the information to evaluate and improve your company’s performance.

LegalShield

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Get access to legal advice and services with LegalShield, the only nationwide, unlimited, dedicated law firm & fraud investigator access program of its kind built for all the little and big issues of life. Now with Gun Owner’s coverage available. This affordable legal and identity theft protection is available at a reduced rate to NPA members in the U.S. and Canada.

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Resources

Access to hundreds of fellow pawnbrokers with similar business challenges

Compliance guidelines for the 15 federal statutes and regulations applicable to pawn transactions

Comprehensive website with Members Only access to information on industry related topics

Online Member Directory with ability to create public business page

Online vendor directory

Annual Trend Survey

Public Relations Assistance

Networking & Education

Pawn Expo, the annual convention and trade show offering educational and networking opportunities with special rates for NPA members

Online AML course for pawnbrokers and dealers in precious metals to keep them in compliance

Webinars on pawn topics, such as human resources and how to increase your loan balance

Mentor program matching veteran pawnbrokers with new entrants for education and guidance. Also available to experienced pawnbrokers who wish to gain new insights for their operation

NPA Pawnbroker Owners Facebook Group

NPA Young Professionals Facebook Group

Advocacy

Federal legislation monitoring any negative issues such as the threat of a national 36% APR cap

Alerts, notifications, updates, and guidelines on developing regulatory issues

Industry lobbyist in Washington, DC, for face-to-face meetings with members of congress

Regulatory counsel monitoring federal agencies

Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, including NPA-coordinated meetings with congressional members and their staff

Communications

NPA Member Forum, an online information exchange for pawnbroker members

National Pawnbroker, award-winning quarterly publication mailed to all members

Industry news sent through This Week in Pawn, weekly industry e-newsletter, and NPA Insider, monthly member e-newsletter

Verified Member seal for your website promoting your NPA affiliation

Annual Awards recognizing those who make a significant impact in the industry

Leadership

Opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors and association committees

Community Involvement

Future Business Leaders scholarship program providing college scholarships to families and employees of NPA members

Gift Day (December 6), giving donations to organizations in need

Featured NPA Member Benefits for Industry Partners

  •  NEW Opportunity to offer webinars
  •  Reduced rates on advertising in National Pawnbroker, the quarterly member magazine, and NPA Insider, the monthly member e-newsletter 
  • Free subscription to NPA Insider and This Week in Pawn
  • Free listing in the NPA Member Directory (on the NPA website) with a customizable business profile page
  • Opportunity to offer special “deals” or promotions/coupons for pawnbrokers and pawn customers
  • Member rate for Exhibitor booth space at Pawn Expo, our annual convention and tradeshow; based on availability
  • Sponsorship opportunities at Pawn Expo
  • One-time per year free use of NPA membership list for your marketing purposes (mailing addresses only)
  • Use of NPA logo on website and marketing collateral
  • Editorial opportunities with National Pawnbroker magazine