Welcome to the Illinois Pawnbrokers Association website. Did you know that
more than 75 million people do not have a bank account or credit cards?
In today's diverse society, many
people depend on pawnshops to help them meet their daily financial needs
not met by other financial institutions. Our customers represent the
working families of America who have an unexpected need for a short term
loan. Pawn loans keep the electricity on, rents paid and cars working.
Bargain hunters and pawnshops go hand in hand. A wide variety of pre-owned
and new merchandise ranging from musical instruments and appliances
to electronics, jewelry and power tools can be found at the neighborhood
Today's pawnbroker is an entrepreneur operating a single location
or a larger company with multiple locations around a city or a state.
This growing competitive industry is working hard to upgrade the image
of pawnshops and to offer needed services to the public.
When visiting a pawnshop you're likely to find bright, sophisticated
lighting and modern merchandising programs to rival the major discount
Pawnshop employees are trained in the latest customer service skills
and sales contests take place like any other retail store.
Please visit a Member Pawn Shop.