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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The customer pledges the gold to the pawnbroking institution under the principle of rahn.
The origins of pawnbroking can be traced back to China in 1,000 BC, and it was a shared passion for jewellery that brought Martin and Ruth into the trade.
Dickens certainly had a low opinion of pawnbroking practices in the Victorian age.
H&T, which has 175 stores and 55 "GoldBar" units, said it had been braced for the gold rush to end and was shifting the focus on to its core pawnbroking division.
The Borneo Post quoted CIMB Islamic's Chief Executive Officer, Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, as saying that the Ar-Rahnu Islamic pawnbroking business would be launched in the second half of 2012.
The firm now has 130 core pawnbroking branches, in addition to the Gold Bars, and has leases for two more stores in the pipeline.
The former image of pawnbroking is way in the past and it is now a well-accepted activity.
The firm's gold buying operations are run separately from the main pawnbroking business.
Some financial analysts predict that as pawnbroking continues to develop and gain wider acceptability even intangible assets like brands and intellectual property could eventually be pawned.
To wit, his chapter on local banking - as distinct from the international financial empires of families like the Medici - illustrates the active local banking scene of money-changing, high-level pawnbroking via jewels, current accounts, and time deposits that helped free capital while sidestepping usury laws.
s largest pawnbroking businesses, and Cash Converters International Limited, which franchises and operates a worldwide network of personal financial services and retail stores.
PAWNBROKING chain Ramsdens Financial has suffered a dramatic PS8.