Cash America International

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Cash America International, Inc.
Public (NYSECSH)
Industry Retail
Founded 1984
Headquarters Fort Worth, TX, United States
Area served
United States
Key people
Daniel R. Feehan (CEO)
(President) & (Chief Executive Officer)[1]
Services pawnbroker and payday loan services
Revenue Increase US$ 1,031M
Increase US$ 149M
Increase US$ 81M
Total assets Increase US$ 1,187M
Total equity Increase US$ 575M

Cash America International, Inc. is a Fort Worth, Texas, retailer which operates 859 (as of January 2015) pawn shops in the United States.


In addition to operating pawn shops, the company also provides check-cashing services and short-term unsecured loans (commonly referred to as "payday loans") both through its pawn shops as well as in self-standing facilities.


Company was founded by Jack Daugherty in Irving, Texas in 1983 as a single pawnshop. The chain grew through rapid acquisitions finally being listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1990 (Symbol:CSH). Starting in 1995, it started its growth in brick and mortar stores through acquisitions in Sweden and UK. In 1998, it created the Cash America franchise system. In 2003, it merged with Cashland with a combined volume of 5 billion dollars in loans. In 2004 it sold its European brick and mortar store assets and bought the last independent chain stores in United States, Super Cash. In 2006 it purchased Enova Financial (CashNetUSA) to create an internet-based division, before spinning it off in 2014.

In 2008, the 500th store was opened along with expansion in Mexico with a majority stakeholder status in the second largest pawnshop chain, Prenda Fácil, in Mexico. In 2010, it acquired Maxit Financial.[2]

As of January 29, 2015, Cash America International, Inc. operated 943 total locations offering specialty financial services to consumers, which included 859 lending locations in 21 states in the United States primarily under the names “Cash America Pawn,” “SuperPawn,” “Cash America Payday Advance,” and “Cashland,” as well as 84 check-cashing centers (all of which are unconsolidated franchised check cashing centers) operating in 12 states in the United States under the name “Mr. Payroll.”[3]

On September 1, 2016 Cash First completed purchase of Cash America for $994 million to form a new merged company. The new company will allow each store to retain its branding and joint operations will be out of the Cash Advance corporate location.

Global Brands list[edit]

United States[edit]

  • Cash America
  • Cashland
  • SuperPawn[4]
  • Mr. Payroll
  • Payday Advance


  1. ^ "Cash America Appoints Dennis J. Weese as President and Chief Operating Officer of Its Retail Services Division". CashAmerica press release via Business Wire. July 3, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  2. ^ "Cash America completes pawn shop acquisition.". The Associated Press. October 6, 2010. Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  4. ^ [Cash America 2008 Annual Report.]

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