This new app takes online pawning to greater levels of convenience


Do you need ready cash? There is no need to rush to the nearest pawn shop as you brave the crowds and holiday traffic in this COVID-19 period.

Technology has found a way to alleviate our short-term funding woes through a free downloadable app from the country’s first online pawnshop: PawnHero.


The PawnHero Pawnshop app is now available for download on the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. Just type and search for “PawnHero”.

With it, you can easily access the full services of a regular pawnshop without actually having to leave your home – and that includes sangla or pledge, renewal, redemption, and even in-app messaging for loan support and assistance.

How does it work?

Once you have the PawnHero app on your smartphone or tablet, the step by step procedure is quite simple and easy to follow.

First, the app asks you to fill out a loan application form, which asks for your basic contact information and a description of your item. Once submitted, you will receive an initial offer and will be asked to book a pickup or arrival schedule for a physical evaluation of your item. If you opt for pickup, a Pawntrooper rider will come to your location for free and transport the item to BGC’s PawnHero Appraisal Center, Taguig for the evaluation process. Upon completion, you will be made a final offer via the app, and if accepted, you will immediately receive your money via InstaPay or PESONet.

If you decline the offer, Pawn Hero also arranges for your item to be returned for free.

Depending on how long it takes for your valuables to be physically valued, transactions take no more than a day to complete. You can also process your renewals and redeem your committed item via the PawnHero app.

A special in-app chat feature allows you to message the PawnHero loan support team, allowing you to send photos of your items, links, and other information in digital format for a faster and smoother transaction.

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All in all, the PawnHero Pawnshop app offers a safe, secure, and discreet way to engage – especially convenient for those times when you’re short on cash and all you have on hand are a few luxuries or gadgets that can serve. as collateral for a short-term loan.

Unlike traditional pawn shops, PawnHero accepts more than gold or jewelry. Their list of pawnbrokers items includes designer bags, luxury watches, laptops, cameras, smartphones, game consoles, televisions, soundbars and speakers, and even designer accessories like belts, shoes, and sunglasses.

It also offers one of the lowest interest rates in the country, reaching as low as 2.99% per month for loan transactions.

To download for free, visit the PawnHero Pawnshop app landing page at

You can also find more information via Facebook or Instagram through their official hashtag: #PawnHeroPawnshAPP

PawnHero is the first online pawnshop in the Philippines to offer short-term collateral-based loans since 2015. The pawnshop is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and all pledged items are covered by Pioneer Insurance.

To learn more about PawnHero’s services and its full list of pawnbrokers, visit or take a look at theirs Facebook, Instagram or Viber accounts.


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