Fine Art Pawnbrokers
Release funds from your Fine Art collection online
Fine Art Pawnbrokers
Valuing fine art is difficult and requires deep subject matter expertise and knowledge, which is why we use experienced specialists that will offer you a reliable valuation. Every painting and sculpture is unique, and ensuring your art has reliable and professional valuation from an expert specialising in selling art of that period is important. A piece of contemporary art worth thousands ten years ago might be worth tens of thousands now!
Pawning is a convenient alternative to selling fine art. If you need a quick injection of cash but don’t want to see the back of that precious painting, pawing is a great solution. Whereas selling through a gallery or auction may leave you waiting for buyers or with an unclear idea of what your art is worth, we can make you an offer within hours.
For many of us today, besides being a hobby and source of joy art is also a significant financial investment, but whether you buy your art with your heart or your head, we can help you to unlock the value hidden in it.
What We Look at When Valuing Fine Art
- Title of the piece, artist, year or date created, and medium.
- Where was the item purchased, does it have many previous owners?
- Condition and any other additional information that may affect the value, frame quality etc.
Many pawnbrokers will offer to lend against your art, however, they don’t offer the same services that we are uniquely positioned to provide. An established FCA regulated pawnbroker, we combine the specialist valuation expertise of auction houses and dealers with our custom developed pawnbroking software and an experienced operations team. Our peer-to-peer lending platform confirms loans quickly and guarantees an easy and confidential transaction.
Your Specialist Online Pawnbroker
Are you concerned about the interest rates and charges on pawn loans? Don’t worry. We operate differently to traditional pawnbrokers. We provide a simple and transparent online service, at an interest rate that is comparable to credit cards.
Instead of a shopfront, we have discreet offices based in the City of London. We use a simple online platform to process our loans, and then we pass the savings onto our borrowers, allowing us to offer the most competitive pawn loan interest rates. All you have to do is upload a picture of your item, describe it, apply for a loan, and you receive an indicative offer.
Borrowing against fine art is a simple and easy way to free up your funds – without letting go of your precious assets. Our loan terms are fair and transparent, and our small team is always at hand to answer any questions or discuss your loan.
How to Pawn your Fine Art
We provide a hassle-free process so you can quickly receive cash for your fine art. You can apply for a pawn loan against it in three simple steps:
- Step 1 – Upload photos of the art that you wish to give as collateral. You will receive the loan offer within two hours.
- Step 2 – Arrange delivery. Call us and we will arrange an insured specialist collection at a time of your convenience or make an appointment to meet us in our discreet office in the City of London.
- Step 3 – Once the art has been carefully assessed in person, all you need to do is accept your loan offer. The funds will then be in your account within minutes.
Is Borrowing Against Artwork Right for you?
You might not have used a pawnbroker before or may be unsure of the process. The traditional pawn shop image of a valuer sitting behind a counter in a high-street booth is far from the reality with us. There are a wide range of benefits to a pawn loan, some of which you might not have been aware of. So, if you are unsure about the idea of borrowing against fine art, here are the benefits:
No Tedious Paperwork – We know that your time is precious. That’s why our application process is online – quick and simple.
No Credit Checks – The security of a pawn loan does not depend on your financial history. As we are lending money against your assets, your credit score is not relevant to the decision to lend.
Spot-Free Credit Score – Even if you are unable to pay back the loan, your credit history will remain unaffected. We do not report any failure to repay loans and if you wish to walk away from the loan, we sell the assets and transfer the excess funds back to your account.
Easy Access – Receive 70% against the value of your fine art simply by completing our hassle-free online application from the comfort of your home or office.
Discreet and Flexible – We understand that financial arrangements can require discretion. We communicate only by email and phone with the named borrower, and we post items back in discreet unmarked packaging. Should you wish to make an appointment to meet us, we have an unbranded office in the City of London. We do not have a shop, so do not retail defaulted items.
Low-Interest Rates – We are committed to helping you get loans at the lowest possible rates. Our interest rates are less than half of what other high street lenders charge from borrowers.
To easily understand the interest rates we charge, we have prepared an indicative example of how they are calculated on pawn loans. If you have any questions about a loan, our small team is always at hand to help.
Representative Example: Total credit: £4000. Set-up fees: £120. Loan term of 6 months. Annual Interest rate: 37.2% (fixed). Interest for 6 months: £766.32. Amount repayable in one instalment: £4,886.32. Representative APR: 49.2%.
Minimum APR: 18.8%. Maximum APR: 63.1%.
All loans are for a fixed term of 6 months. You can repay early at any time without penalty.
Risk Warning: If the loan is not repaid, the assets may be sold.
So, what are you waiting for? Unbolt your assets and release the funds tied up in your fine art! Get in touch with us today.