Cash America Pawn not only has the largest number of locations in the United States, but is the most universally known brand in the pawn industry. Pawn lending is certainly not a new business; some accounts report pawn loans made over 3,000 years ago. Cash America has reinvented the category with its modern style and business practices. Since its beginning in 1984, Cash America has reinvented the image of the pawn industry with well-appointed shops and professionally trained staff. Today, Cash America is the industry leader serving the needs of the under-banked community in the United States.