james constantinouTHREE times as many people are turning to pawnbrokers for loans now than they were at the start of the year.  The owner of one of the best-known pawnbroking businesses in the UK has reported enquiries running at “300 per cent” compared with January.

Amid the cost-of-living crisis, his customers range from householders seeking tiny loans to businessmen looking for short-term access to thousands that banks refuse to take on.

James Constantinou runs Prestige Pawnbrokers, a chain featured in the Channel 4 TV show Posh Pawn.

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