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Cash Converters
we buy we sell we loan cash

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Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Cash Converters is the leader in the buying and selling of quality pre-owned goods in South Africa and has been since 1994. Launched in Perth, Australia in 1984, Cash Converters has grown to become the world’s largest cash and asset converter, and provider of short-term loans. Today, Cash Converters is a multi-million-dollar international business with more than 750 stores in 22 countries and the brand is still growing.

Whatever happens in the world, people will always need access to cash — whether they’re selling their belongings, borrowing money or just looking for a great bargain. Having pioneered the transformation of the buying and selling of quality pre-owned goods, Cash Converters offers an exceptional, recession-resilient franchise model with multiple revenue streams that provide franchisees with an opportunity to achieve real wealth.
The concept under the spotlight
The Cash Converters business model is based on the principle of providing consumers in the communities they serve with access to cash through a number of different products and services. The internationally aligned rebrand and new store design of Cash Converters southern Africa ensure that this household brand is top-of-mind when consumers choose to sell their goods or loan cash.

A Cash Converters store is divided into two distinct areas — retailing and financial services. This gives franchisees the security of three revenue streams: (1) Buying and retailing: specialising in the buying and selling of quality second-hand household goods, (2) Cash Advance: secured lending against the customer’s valuables (pawnbroking), and (3) PayDay Advance and 1 | 2 | 3: unsecured loans against a customer’s salary.
Prior to the opening of a store, the appointed development manager spends a month with the franchisee to assist with setting up the business, stocking the store and recruiting and training staff.

The Cash Converters model requires a hands-on owner-operator who has a minimum unencumbered cash investment of 50 percent of the establishment cost.

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Cash Converters Training Academy has developed a comprehensive training programme for franchisees and their staff. Each new franchisee attends an intensive 2-month training programme prior to their store opening. In addition, franchisees have at their disposal a dedicated marketing team tasked with developing individual marketing strategies, plans and elements to promote the store in their unique community.

Cash Converters also provides its franchisees with proprietary software for marketing and reporting as well as analytical purposes, along with a dedicated, ring-fenced full spectrum accounting service.

Do you fit the profile?
The following are some of the criteria assessed when awarding a franchise — an owner-operator, previous business experience, a trader/’smous’ mentality, a people person, initiative, motivation, and a sense of humour.
Contact Information
Contact: Ilse Murray
Phone: +27 87 820 4271
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Founder Brian Cumins
Date founded 1984
Area of origin Australia
CEO Richard Mukheibir
1st Franchise opened 1996
Number of outlets 83
Average store turnover R500k retail & R500k money lending
Achievable gross margins 50% +
Average setup cost R2,7 milion to R3,3 million
Initial franchise fee Included in set-up cost
Management services fee 5% to 4% of turnover
Marketing fee % 4% to 3% of turnover
Initial agreement term 10 Years
Renewal term 10 Years

* Amounts quoted are VAT exclusive