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How to Get $1 Million from ‘The People’s Bank’

By   /  August 24, 2013  /  Pawn News  /  No Comments

NEW YORK (MainStreet)—There’s a new bank in town. One that can wire a million dollars in 15 minutes without checking your credit. No lengthy interviews, no invasions of privacy, no risking your home. If you need a quick pile of cash, it’s time to check out “the people’s bank.” “Welcome to paradise,” says Jordan Tabach-Bank [...]

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Investing in Signed Jewelry

By   /  August 10, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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Signed jewelry is a stamp of approval from the maker that says “I stand by this work, and am proud to put my name on it.”  Should you ever need to pawn or sell your jewelry, signed goods will always carry a heavy premium.  When you bring a signed piece to New York Loan Company, [...]

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Understanding the Different Types of Watch Movements

By   /  August 9, 2013  /  Collectibles  /  No Comments

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Beverly Loan Company specializes in valuating and loaning against high-end watches.  If you’re looking to purchase a beautifully crafted watch it’s important you know the basics of a timepiece.  Mechanical movements use the energy of a spiral wound spring, usually called the mainspring, by regulating the release of energy with a series of gears.  Most [...]

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Pawnbrokers See Increase in Overall Loans Despite Dip in Gold-Based Transactions

By   /  August 7, 2013  /  Pawn News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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The National Pawnbrokers Association released the results of the NPA 2013 Trend Survey which assesses how economic changes have affected the industry for the year.  The survey shows that 85 percent of pawnbrokers have seen a decrease in gold-based loans and gold-buying transactions.  It’s speculated that consumers released disposable gold during peak gold price periods [...]

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Quick Cash from a High-end Pawn Shop

By   /  August 6, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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Michelle Villalobas, a motivational speaker, was turned down for a bank loan to expand her business so she turned to a high-end pawn shop instead.  “When I went in to get a loan a couple years ago, I thought this is going to be an easy, breezy thing. I’m a great client. I’ve got cash [...]

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“Extraordinary Jewelry of Alexandre Reza” goes on Tour

By   /  August 5, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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Sotheby’s “The Extraordinary Jewelry of Alexandre Reza” public exhibition will be traveling to the auction house’s global offices with stops in London, Beijing and New York.  Some of the world’s rarest gemstones will be on display.  Approximately 25 historic and contemporary examples of Reza’s work will be showcased.  Viewers will be treated to such sights [...]

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Upscale Collateral Lenders Loan on Art

By   /  August 2, 2013  /  Collateral Loan  /  No Comments

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Business owners and entrepreneurs are turning to pawn shops instead of banks for their short-term cash needs.  One customer pawned a Picasso to help pay the bills.  “I’ve been collecting art for a long time,” he said.  “I settled on a Picasso, and pulled it off the wall.    Many think of pawn shops dusty shops [...]

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