Marc Sonnethal the owner of Pawnbrokers Rodeo Drive recently caught up with Beyond The Interview, to discuss the renewed focus on small business growth through alternative forms of banking. Beyond The Interview are known for their in-depth interviews, which break down barriers and dig a little dipper than the mainstream internet stories.
As Marc explained, the key to our success lies in providing our customers with honesty, experience, knowledge and complete discretion. Initially, we were based in the famous Hatton Garden jewellery quarter in London, where our owner Marc began his 25-year career in buying all things luxurious. Today, our UK shop is based in Mayfair/Bond Street and we are based in the heart of Beverly Hills.
Marc offered Beyond The Interview an insight into his career, which began in diamond setting and sorting. “The best part of the family business was learning from the bottom up, I’ve always been surrounded by this industry and providing people with alternative banking solutions is something I love with a passion!”.
We benefit from a wide client list which Marc describes as including “movie directors, entrepreneurs and businessmen and businesswomen, to athletes, doctors and lawyers”. With the increasing number of business start-ups looking for funding, we are seeing a vast number of new businesses approaching us with items. Marc summed up this well when he said, “we are here to help all those that need it and have an asset to fund it”.
Our intense focus on great customer focus reflects in our constant investment in new technology including Alexa applications, Google Home Apps, Chatbots to name just a few. We partner with the very best digital companies in the field, and award-winning consultants to deliver our customers new and convenient ways of interacting with our shop.
As the conversation turned to our businesses direction for the future Marc discussed how “people want instant cash without having to sign their life away and with speed, ease and discretion”. Our flexible approach means we can build relationships with our clients, so together we can look for new ways to help clients succeed in reaching their goals. “It’s not just a transaction for us. We care about sustaining relationships. Due to our expertise, we also give the highest loan value on assets with discretion and speed and no credit checks!” explains Marc. So, whatever service you may need we are able to offer flexible solutions to give your finances a boost