The history of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

April 13, 2018

1904 – The beginning Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910) was born in Hill Street, Mayfair just a stone’s throw from Berkeley Square, West London. After attending Eton College and Cambridge University, where he studied engineering, he opted for a career as a car dealer and opened his first dealership with a loan of £6600 from his…


What does New Bond Street Pawnbrokers loan against?

April 9, 2018

The valuation and appraisals team at New Bond Street Pawnbrokers is led by David Sonnenthal, the resident expert for Channel 4’s antiques show ‘Four Rooms‘. We have a skilled team of specialists who can accurately assess the value of your items, ensuring that you get the best possible deal when you loan against your assets….


Collateral lending explained

April 6, 2018

Collateral is an asset that helps a person or business secure a loan. When money is borrowed, an agreement is made (often in the fine print) that the lender can take something from the person taking out the loan and sell it in order to recoup their money, if there is a clear failure to…


Patek Philippe – The story behind an icon

March 30, 2018

Antoni Norbert de Patek was a courageous and resourceful soldier who fought in the Polish rebellion against Russian occupation in 1830. After the conflict, Patek was forced to leave Poland along with many of his countrymen, and he eventually settled in Switzerland in 1833. By this time, Patek had already begun cultivating his artistic skills,…


The History of Pawnbroking and Collateral Loans

March 23, 2018

The history of pawnbroking and collateral loans spans a period of more than 3,000 years, with the first pawn shops set up in China to provide access to short-term credit for low paid workers and peasants. Pawn shops were also a familiar sight to citizens in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire; indeed the word…


Why should you take out a loan with a pawnbroker?

March 16, 2018

Taking out a loan with New Bond Street Pawnbrokers can help you to get access to cash instantly without having to borrow against your credit rating. This discreet and instant release of funds from assets can help you to keep on top of cash flow over the short term without having to go through credit…


Bentley: the story behind an icon

March 9, 2018

The story of Bentley begins with the Great Depression that came about following the Wall Street crash. This advent hit luxury car manufacturers hard, forcing Rolls Royce to shift its focus onto designing a new smaller car. The aim was to develop this smaller car without losing any of the luxury and refinement their brand…


How to unlock the value of your asset before a sale

March 2, 2018

Traditionally, there are two legitimate ways to raise capital. The most common is a loan based on your ability to repay it from personal income as indicated by your credit rating, and the other less common method is what is known as a collateral loan. Both enable you to repay money to clear the loan,…


A history of luxury Mayfair

February 26, 2018

Mayfair has been the playground of aristocrats and high society for centuries, taking its name from the historic May Fair — a spring festival which brought a vibrant spectacle to the centre of London each year up until 1734. The wealthiest Londoners ended up in Mayfair following the 1666 Fire of London, thereafter becoming an…


Aston Martin: the story behind an icon

February 16, 2018

The history of Aston Martin begins in 1913 when Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford sought to create their very own range of vehicles due to the fact that Martin was a keen racer at Aston Hills. Their first vehicle contained a four-cylinder Coventry-Simplex Engine with the chassis of a 1908 Isotta-Fraschini, and after great deliberation…


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