About Us | Our History & Milestones | Cash Converters

Who are we?

We’ve been making life more affordable for our UK customers since 1991.

We’re proud to be the UK’s largest second-hand retailer with affordable personal finance solutions that give our customers the freedom of choice.

Where we've come from

Cash Converters started in Australia in 1984 and now there are over 700 stores worldwide. We have pioneered the buying and selling of pre-owned goods for almost four decades.

Our Customers

Our customers are at the heart of our business and we pride ourselves on helping our customers and lending support. Customer loyalty is at the core of our business. Visit one of our welcoming, community focused stores around the UK and you’ll find a wide selection of products on sale.

Our Promise

We work closely with the local and national police authorities and other key partners to help combat crime throughout our stores and help reduce the movement and handling of stolen goods.


1984 Founder Brian Cumins opened the first store in Victoria Park, Western Australia.
1991 The first international store opened in Essex, UK.
2001 The first Cash Converters UK website was released.
2005 Reached 450 stores worldwide.
2009 Cash Converters reached 500 stores worldwide.
2010 Online lending launched in Australia.
2012 The first Cash Converters e-Commerce website was released.
2014 We celebrated our 30th birthday with 768 stores in 21 countries.
2020 Sam Budiselik appointed Managing Director and CEO of Cash Converters International.
2021 Cash Converters celebrates turning 30 in the UK.
2023 Cash Converters International invests $24.7 million into the UK to acquire the UK's largest franchise.
Purchase of Capital Cash completes and becomes Cash Converters (UK) Stores Limited.
Carl Murray appointed CEO of Cash Converters UK.