(n.) One who makes a business of lending money on the security of personal property pledged or deposited in his keeping.
(1) While the opening tranche of "tales" derive from the work of forgotten contemporary humorists, the pieces of London reportage that he began to contribute to the Morning Chronicle in autumn 1834 ("Gin Shops", "Shabby-Genteel People", "The Pawnbroker's Shop") are like nothing else in pre-Victorian journalism: bantering and hard-headed by turns, hectic and profuse, falling over themselves to convey every last detail of the metropolitan front-line from which Dickens sent back his dispatches.
(2) Higher risk firms include payday lenders, pawnbrokers, credit reference agencies and debt collectors.
(3) Parts of Britain have boarded-up high streets, pawnbrokers and food banks, he will say, describing "a Britain of stratospheric inequality, hopes denied for millions of our young people.
(4) Pawnbrokers and debt collectors also face close scrutiny.
(5) As he itemises the contents of the pawnbroker's shop ("a few old China cups; some modern vases, adorned with paltry paintings of three Spanish cavaliers playing three Spanish guitars; or a party of boors carousing: each boor with one leg painfully elevated in the air by way of expressing his perfect freedom and gaiety …") you sense that Dickens barely knows how to stop.
(6) Mumsnet chief executive Justine Roberts said: "Few of us can claim that we've never resorted to short-term debt in one form or another, but this pawnbroking promotional campaign risks exploiting the genuine anxiety of cash-strapped parents that we frequently see shared on the Mumsnet forums."
(7) In its 2012 annual report the Church says its "new policy on high interest rate lending extends the exclusion on investment in doorstep lending companies to cover companies engaged in payday loans and pawnbroking."
(8) Pawnbrokers Pawnbrokers are loath to crow about recession, but there is no doubt that all current economic trends are in their favour.
(9) Estates Gazette now says that was inaccurate, and that what its data does show is that leases for premises in its "negative clusters" category (which include bookies, pawnbrokers and charity shops) accounted for 9.1% of all high street property deals signed between July 2012 and June 2013, up from 4.1% of those signed in the 12 months to June 2008.
(10) Last week a "back to school" advertising campaign by a pawnbroker offering help with educational expenses was criticised as playing on the fears of anxious parents .
(11) There are eight payday loan shops, pawnbrokers and cheque cashers nestled between the pound shops and the hire purchase store, Brighthouse, and they all seem to be doing brisk business.
(12) Inside the Walnuts shopping centre in Orpington, Kent, the UK's largest pawnbroker, Harvey & Thompson, has situated one of its fleet of 60 purchasing carts (or "Gold Bars") to pick up bits and pieces from the passing trade.
(13) "I bought him Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment because I think that he needs to read about Raskolnikov killing the old woman pawnbroker," Kucherena said.
(14) Guolee is a parolee who served time for intimidating a witness and giving a pawnbroker false information, among other charges, court records show.
(15) Errol Damelin, chief executive of Wonga, is keen to portray his online, high-cost lending operation as a dynamic internet startup doing Britain a service – a far cry from the grubby payday lenders and pawnbrokers that now blight our high streets ( Wonga boss seeks due credit , 13 May).
(16) Elsewhere, pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond issued a profit warning, sending shares down 14.5p, or 5.3%, to 261.5p.
(17) The only thing that is holding back really spectacular growth is the image of pawnbrokers.
(18) Croydon is not one of London's poorest boroughs but it has pockets of extreme poverty and its town centre has boarded-up shops, a branch of pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond and other signs of austerity UK.
(19) Shops hit ranged from pawnbrokers and cobblers to a travel agent.
(20) However, these rates were still far lower than those from jewellers and pawnbrokers.
(n.) A broker who deals in stocks.
(1) It will require UK banks, stockbrokers and investment firms to carry out intensive checks on whether their UK customers have links to the US – for example, whether any of them were born in the US; have a US phone number; regularly send money to a US bank account; and whether they hold a US green card.
(2) Lawyers, accountants and stockbrokers are also expected to attend the first major meeting held by Hoban since he replaced Lord Myners after the general election.
(3) Thus fattened for market, a basket-case operation became an investment proposition which – in the words of one London stockbroker – promises " a royal return on your money ".
(4) So, even while he was still performing, he applied to train as a stockbroker.
(5) "The US business seems to have turned a corner, and the increase to a dividend which already yields 3.3% is an indication of management confidence in future prospects," said Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers.
(6) We decided to go forward anyway with two others – Catherine Stacpole, whose son was a well-known monk and writer and a man called Francis Whigham, a stockbroker who had done a great deal of work at Lourdes as a stretcher carrier and helper with the disabled.
(7) Eamonn Flanagan at stockbroker Shore Capital said: "A positive statement with a healthy focus on Asia.
(8) It documents Belfort's activities at the discredited Stratton Oakmont brokerage house in the 1990s, which eventually saw the stockbroker convicted of money-laundering and securities fraud.
(9) Richard Hunter, head of equities at stockbrokers Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "Investors have come to expect much of Whitbread and these numbers do not disappoint.
(10) Robin Byde, an analyst at the stockbroker Cantor Fitzgerald, said: “A lot of companies are being very cautious on the outlook at the moment and I think we will see a lot more of that.
(11) Keith Bowman, an analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown stockbrokers, said: For investors, and in the current ultra-low interest rate environment, the cut to the dividend payment is a major blow.
(12) More than anything the Champions League deal is about getting one of the monkeys off their back,” said Sam McHugh, an analyst at stockbroker Exane.
(13) Nuttall’s predecessor, Nigel Farage, is a master of the grift, leveraging cigarettes, pints of beer and opposition to the metric system into an apparently unassailable cloak of authenticity draped over his privately educated stockbroker carcass.
(14) The controversial figure whose memoir formed the basis of Leonardo DiCaprio's unhinged stockbroker in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street has revealed his debauched life of sex and drugs was "even worse" than shown in the film.
(15) Richard Hunter, head of UK equities at stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown, said Sainsbury's value food ranges were becomingly increasingly important as "the consumer concentrates more discerningly on the household budget".
(16) Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown stockbrokers Whether precipitated by the falling oil price or BG’s more recent production woes, Shell has acted opportunistically, as it previously implied it might if the occasion arose.
(17) Casting a wide net, the diplomats targeted banks that advise the companies as well as City firms that provide stockbroking services or write research notes about the five, a list that includes Panmure Gordon and Oriel Securities.
(18) Meanwhile James Faucette at the stockbrokers Pacific Crest, who has a "sell" rating on BlackBerry, said in a research note looking at sales in the UK and Canada that in his opinion, "sell-through run-rates for the Z10 have declined meaningfully in the weeks following launch.
(19) Analysis by the stockbroker BGC Partners raised concerns over Pfizer's pledges on R&D.
(20) Gert Zonneveld, managing director of stockbroker Panmure Gordon, has said he believes the true value of Royal Mail could prove to be up to £4.5bn, while stockbroker ETX Capital said exceptional demand from retail investors would drive the shares as high as 365p on the first day.