The term pawn reminds one of the famous games of chess. However this is not the case in the financial world. The Dollar Financial Group had been identified as a key dealer in pawn brokerage. Pawnbrokerage involves the offering of loans that have security to people that allows them to put up their personal property to act as collateral. Collateral is a basic factor in other money lending entities as well. With the issuance of personal property to the broker, this is what is then termed as a pledge or a pawn. The list is endless when it comes to what borrowers can surrender to the concerned brokers, in order for them to secure loans for their financial crises. However most pawnshops give their lists on the preferred items those customers can put up for brokerage. They include; jewellery, musical instruments, home theatre systems and other audio equipment, computers, PlayStations, televisions, power tools and items that are of a finite and considerable value.
Terms of service
Once an item is pawned in adherence to a contractual period agreed upon, it is usually subject to redemption by the owner for the amount of the loan and the amount of interest agreed upon. Factors such as the amount of time, the rate of interest to be applied are usually governed by the law or by the pawnbrokers policies outlined. In instances where an extension is given to facilitate full repayment of a loan, but then the borrower ends up defaulting payment, then the pawned item is usually put out for sale to other customers. The move is within the discretionary powers vested upon the pawnbroker by contractual law. The interesting bit about pawning an item is that in the advent of a default in loan repayment, the pawnbroker does not report your hideous act up for inclusion in your credit report. This is because the pawnbroker has the physical possession of the item and can compensate damages by selling out that item and amassing money enough to cater for the loan he had dished out. The pawnbroker is also allowed to sell items that are outrightly sold to them by customers. In some instances, a modernized form of barter trade is usually exercised, whereby pawnshops show their sincere willingness to trade out their items in exchange with those brought to them by customers.
Determining the amount of loan
The pawnshop owner usually takes into consideration several factors before settling on the appropriate amount to issue the customer. The key determinant factor is usually the predicted resale value of the item. This is usually brought upfront by the wholesale value of the item in question. This comes in handy in cases where the pawnshop is usually unable to sell the used good to other customers, and is forced to sell it to wholesale merchants. The highest range regarding the price value of the good is usually at the retail sale price. Knowledge on the supply and demand for the item in question is usually another factor that is usually put into consideration. The pawnshop owner also usually carries out an assessment on the possibility and duration of the customer to repay the loan, together with interest and return to reclaim their item.