30 years old and better than new

A family business with humble beginnings.

The Cash Converters story began when Brian Cumins saw an opportunity to expand the pawnbroking industry into retail. Cash Converters is a family business with humble beginnings that has reshaped the second-hand industry.

Here are some of the key milestones from the last 30 years for Cash Converters:

1984 – Brian Cumins opened the first store in Victoria Park, Western Australia

1988 – The first two franchise stores opened in Western Australia

1991 – The first store opened in the UK in Essex

1994 – The first non-English speaking store opened in France

1995  – Cash Converters was listed on the UK stock exchange

1997 – Cash Converters was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange

1999 – The Cash Advance product was launched

2003 – The Personal Loan product was launched

2005 – Cash Converters turned 21 and reached 450 stores worldwide

2006 – Cash Converters underwent a rebrand from logo to store design to advertising

2007 – Webshop, Australia's largest online second-hand goods retailer, was launched

2009 – Cash Converters reached 500 stores worldwide

2009 – EzCorp were introduced as a strategic shareholder

2010 – Personal Finance was launched in the UK

2010 – Federal Government national consumer credit reforms started to take shape

2010 – Online lending launched in Australia 

2012 – The National Consumer Credit Legislation amendments were passed in Federal Government

2013 – Cash Converters acquired Carboodle

2014 – 768 stores, 21 countries. 30 years old.