Membership Benefits

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