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Old 05-13-2016, 08:56 AM
Bones Daley Bones Daley is offline
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Originally Posted by Mk VII View Post
The goldsmiths were among the earliest bankers in Europe, although they would not have recognised the term. They even lent money to the king.
In many countries the Jews were prominent in this profession (there weren't many others they were allowed to follow)
Was it not more a case of Christians being forbidden to lend money and charge interest?

"Put not thy coin to usury" and all that ...