Helping Kiwis for over 25 years
We're New Zealand's favourite place to Buy, Sell and Borrow.
Cash Converters is the world’s largest second-hand dealer, and a market leader in pawnbroking and small loan services. We help thousands of everyday Kiwis with responsible financial solutions and continue to help more everyday.
The Cash Converters Story
Cash Converters began as a single store in 1984, in Perth, Western Australia.
Brian Cumins and a group of partners founded the brand with a simple idea - professionally purchase second-hand goods from the public and display them in a modern, genuine retail outlet.
Fast forward to the present and that idea has grown into an international franchise system that is constantly innovating, while expanding its product offerings to include small loan lending, pawnbroking and a whole lot more.
Today there are more than 700 stores worldwide, operating in more than 16 countries including Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Malaysia, Namibia, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and USA.
Cash Converters in New Zealand
Cash Converters began in New Zealand in 1993 and today operate 23 stores, employing more than 380 people. There are 12 corporate owned and operated stores in Auckland and Christchurch, and 11 franchise operated stores throughout the rest of the country.
We're here to help
A growing number of New Zealanders are significantly or completely excluded from obtaining credit from traditional banks. With household budgets that are already stretched, an unexpected expense - like a medical bill, vet bill, car repairs or a school trip for the children - can often leave people with nowhere to turn.
Cash Converters New Zealand has been meeting this need for over 25 years and we continue to help thousands of Kiwis every week.
We also understand what our customers need and because we have their best interests in mind, for more than 12 years we have contributed to consumer credit reform, including the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) and the associated Responsible Lending Code.
Cash Converters is a long time major financial supporter of the NZ Police initiative ' Operation SNAP' (Serial Number Asset Partnership). SNAP aims to prevent burglary and property offending to make it hard for criminals to sell stolen goods in New Zealand.
This initiative encourages the public to record serial numbers of household and personal items on an online database, which dramatically increases the chances of having stolen goods being returned to their rightful owners.
It is an effective deterrent and reduces the risk of theft and burglary.
To find out more, visit the SNAP website.