Cash America International Inc was incorporated in 1984. The Company and its subsidiaries provide specialty financial services to individuals through retail services locations and e-commerce activities. It has two reportable segments: retail services and e-commerce. The retail services segment includes all of the operations of the Company's Retail Services Division, which is composed of both domestic and foreign storefront locations that offer some or all of the following services: pawn lending, consumer loans, check cashing and other ancillary services such as money orders, wire transfers and pre-paid debit cards. (Its ancillary services are provided through third-party vendors.) The e-commerce segment includes the operations of the Company's E-Commerce Division, which is composed of the Company's domestic and foreign online lending channels and the Company's MLOC channel. It offers short-term cash advances exclusively over the internet under the name CashNetUSA in the United States, under the name QuickQuid in the United Kingdom and under the name DollarsDirect in Australia and Canada. The Company operates its locations under the trade names Cash America Pawn, Cash America Payday Advance, Cashland, Mr. Payroll, SuperPawn, CashNetUSA QuickQuid, DollarsDirect and Prenda Facil. The Company's marks Cash America, Cashland, SuperPawn, CashNetUSA and Mr. Payroll are registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The mark Prenda Facil is registered with the Mexican Industrial Property Institute. The principal competitors for its e-commerce segment in the United States include Miami Nation Enterprises, Integrity Advance, Think Finance and certain offshore lenders. In the United Kingdom, the Company believes that its principal online competitors include PaydayUK, PaydayExpress, Wonga and Lending Stream. In Australia, the Company believes its main online competitors are Nimble, Cash Converters and First Stop Money. In Canada, the industry has been dominated by storefront lenders and as a result, the Company's principal competitors are not online lenders but storefront lenders, such as Money Mart, The Cash Store and Cash Money. The Company's operations are subject to regulation, supervision and licensing under various federal, state and local statutes, ordinances and regulations.
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