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National Pawnbrokers Association
The NPA is a membership organisation which helps to promote pawnbroking best practice. It was established in 1892, so has a long tradition of helping members get the most from their businesses. Despite being around for a long time, it is a modern forward thinking Association using the very latest technology to give the best service to its members. The NPA represents 97% of the pawnbroking trade.
The NPA was established in 1892, and has a long tradition of helping members get the most from their businesses.
The NPA Council is made up of 14 members who are all pawnbrokers and who represent both large commercial chains and independent stores. This mix of people ensures that all parts of the industry are properly represented. The Council meets normally three or four times a year to discuss and agree how the industry can provide a great service when families and companies need help with their finances. The Council also reviews the benefits of membership so that membership is attractive to both new and existing members. It also formulates policies to develop and grow the industry and represents members in front of government departments such as the FCA, BEIS and the Financial Ombusdman Service.
The NPA is there to help members if they have a pawnbroking question they cannot answer and to teach new members how to be compliant with all rules and procedures. The NPA Awards are held annually to celebrate the best in the industry and the NPA Conference is a wonderful forum for networking with other pawnbrokers and learning about the latest developments in the industry.