Legislation: Trade Association
The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) established in 1892 promotes pawn broking best practice. The NPA Council is made up of 12 individuals who are all pawnbrokers and who represent both large commercial chains and independent stores. It also formulates policies to develop and grow the industry and represents members in front of government departments such as the OFT, BERR and the Financial Ombudsman Service.
The British Cheque Cashers Association (BCCA) established in 1994 to initially represent the interests of businesses that cashed third party cheques. Members range from UK and international public companies to sole traders. Many members also offer pawn broking.