Pawn shops move into Asia's mainstream
11 March 2014 Last updated at 02:23 GMT
Pawnbroking is one of the world's oldest professions.
But in much of Asia, the industry is taking on a new shine, as pawnshops start to become a more mainstream source of loans and jewellery sales.
Despite the fact that you'll pay much higher interest rates than on a bank loan, more people are turning to them in search of quick cash.
Leisha Chi reports on the reasons behind the rise.