Pawnbrokers in slowdown warning

Press Association

Pawnbrokers including Albemarle & Bond, which publishes annual results on Tuesday, have signalled a slowdown in the recent high street "gold rush".

Albemarle, which has 169 stores and 38 gold-buying "pop-up" outlets, said in June that growth in the value of gold bought by the company had fallen from over 50% earlier in the financial year to mid single digits.