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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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I have had the privilege of working with pawnbrokers across the country to help improve their businesses," added Seth Gold.
20pm a man jumped over the counter at the H and T pawnbrokers on West Derby Road in Tuebrook.
POSH PAWN (C4, 8pm) CHARISMATIC pawnbroker James Constantinou has an original Banksy worth PS150,000 and a PS30,000 designer handbag just lying around in his office.
Pawnbrokers charge exorbitant interest rates varying between 20 and 40 per cent.
A PRE World War I solid gold football medal has been passed from a Midland pawnbroker to a national museum after it was saved from the scrapheap by an eagleeyed worker.
The report dispelled fears about the gloomy prospect of pawnbrokers, betting shops and charity outlets moving to take over the plots.
A PAWNBROKERS with shops on Teesside has gone into administration.
This market includes traditional pawnbrokers, stores which focus primarily on trading of second-hand goods - in particular jewellery and consumer electronics - and those whose main focus is high-interest lending such as payday loans, term loans and cheque cashing.
Britain's second biggest chain of pawnbrokers, which recently admitted it was melting down gold items to stay within its lending limits, announced the sale plans this week saying it believes the move is in the "best interests of the company's shareholders".
Jewellers and pawnbrokers are running the risk of prosecution by failing to properly check second-hand items, according to members of the British Security Industry Association s Asset and Property Marking Section, whose new guide, Spotting Stolen Goods: A Guide for Jewellers and Pawnbrokers is published this week.
PAWNBROKERS are making a profit as hard hit firms turn to them for cash.
WEBSTER - A temporary moratorium on medical marijuana treatment centers, a more stringent bylaw for pawnbrokers and secondhand dealers, and fingerprint checks for those applying for hawking, peddlers, liquor, pawn dealers, hackney drivers and ice cream truck vendor licenses are some of the big issues being decided at the special town and annual town meetings May 13.