Pawnbroker

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Pawnbroker

A person who engages in the business of lending money, usually in small sums, in exchange for Personal Property deposited with him or her that can be kept or sold if the borrower fails or refuses to repay the loan.

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To secure a pawnshop loan, a borrower leaves a material possession at the pawnshop in exchange for cash.
Conventional pawnshops are more likely to put a burden on the lower-income group which contravenes the Shari'ah.
We are really changing the face of this industry with bright, welcoming stores which are a long way from most people's idea of a pawnshop as a rather shady place," he said.
Those large shops will move into a location they like, buy an existing pawnshop and stick their branding onto it, Collier said.
Customers of the Happy Hocker will be pleased with the changes the Davis brothers bring to each pawnshop they acquire.
Ramon Arizal broke into Lingkod Bayan Pawnshop in Quezon City on Tuesday, entering through a hole in the roof, the daily Philippine Star reported.
On August 31, the newly-formed Bulgarian Association of Pawnshops (BAP) had its first news conference, the topics being the new state regulations with which it has to comply, and the latest trends in supply and demand.
Since the economic downturn, we've seen more people using the pawnshop for short-term collaterized loans because they can't get credit anywhere else," said Adelman.
In addition to being a pawnshop, Best Cash also functions as a buy-and-sell center, purchasing and re-selling things like DVDs and video games.
Ricci seizes the opportunity and successfully retrieves his trusty two-wheeler from the local pawnshop.
WORCESTER - The driver of the getaway car used in a 2005 pawnshop robbery, in which two people were shot, was sentenced to time served and placed on probation yesterday.
In the rhetoric of colonial administrators, pawnshop customers were poor and needy women, and Francois finds there were plenty of these, who needed to hock their clothes for their daily sustenance.