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$5 Million of Colored Diamonds Launched Under PinkCoin, World’s First Diamond Backed Crypto Currency

By   /  January 25, 2016  /  Collateral Loan, Gold Price, Jewelry, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on nasdaq.com Precious Investments Inc. (Pink Sheets:PNIK) announced today that their wholly owned subsidiary, BitGems Asset Management, LTD (BVI), has successfully launched the crowdsale sale of 5 Million PinkCoins at US$1 per coin backed by a portfolio of US$5 Million of colored diamonds. PinkCoins are now available at the virtual currency exchange http://www.coinsquare.io/, [...]

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Eight questions to ask if you’re thinking of an art loan

By   /  October 19, 2015  /  Collateral Loan, Home, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original article found on spearswms.com Borrowing money against your collection of artworks is an attractive – if complicated – option. Here are Denis Petkovic’s tips Despite the last global financial crisis, the art market has continued to perform well and many families have seen the value of their collections jump to become an increasingly important [...]

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Eight questions to ask if you’re thinking of an art loan

By   /  September 28, 2015  /  Collateral Loan, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article found on spearswms.com   Despite the last global financial crisis, the art market has continued to perform well and many families have seen the value of their collections jump to become an increasingly important share of their wealth. As more families are looking at ways to ‘cash out’ and ‘monetise’ their collections, the [...]

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Get A Loan In A Half Hour With A Luxury Handbag

By   /  August 24, 2015  /  Collateral Loan, High End Pawn, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article from Andria Cheng on marketwatch.com Luxury consumers’ appetite and love affairs with their Hermes and Chanel bags have contributed to a resurgence of pawn shops in the U.S., and in Hong Kong, the handbag-backed loan business is looking hot. While money lenders in Hong Kong typically ask for cars and homes as collateral, [...]

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A Cellar Full Of Collateral, By The Bottle Or The Case

By   /  August 17, 2015  /  Collateral Loan, High End Pawn, Pawn News  /  No Comments

Original article found on nytimes.com As a restaurateur and wine collector, Nick Gangas knows the special pleasures of pairing a fine Burgundy with a roast chicken or a leg of lamb. Yet recently, he discovered another use for his Burgundy — as loan collateral. Like a growing number of collectors, Mr. Gangas has pledged some [...]

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What Wealthy People Know about Pawn Shops

By   /  July 28, 2015  /  Collateral Loan, High End Pawn, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Original Article from patch.com Pawn shops have surged in popularity in recent years, thanks to reality TV shows such as Pawn Stars and Hardcore Pawn, and the evolution of many pawn stores into “high-end collateral lenders.” According to The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA)’s 2015 Trend Survey, which assessed how changes in the U.S. economy have affected the pawn industry [...]

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Luxury Backed Loans

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  Collateral Loan, Collectibles, High End Pawn  /  No Comments

Original article from The Wall Street Journal wsj.com IT USED TO BE ENOUGH of a triumph to own a bottle of Château d’Yquem or to have a painting such as Picasso’s Le Rêve on the wall. But in the complex world of wealth management, even fancy belongings may be a means to an investment end. At least they [...]

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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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Collateral Lenders Meet Needs of Small Businesses

By   /  July 17, 2013  /  Collateral Loan  /  No Comments

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Small-business loans are on the rise, however, the size of the loans is shrinking according to data from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.  The new numbers suggest that small business owners are wary about taking on more debt, and also that banks are still in recovery form the financial crisis.  “Banks are [...]

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Collateral Loans on Fine Wine a Growing Trend?

By   /  June 13, 2013  /  Collateral Loan  /  No Comments

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Many art collectors today are opting to use their fine art collection as collateral for loans rather than selling.  In a recent survey, 41 % said they’d consider art-secured lending.  Another option that has recently been getting headlines is wine.  Andrew Cader, a former senior director at Goldman Sachs, took out a loan this week [...]

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