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Questions tagged [banking]

Questions related to the history of financial institutions accepting deposits from the public, creating credit, and often including lending activities.

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Where did the Romans store their cash?

In the era before banking was invented, where did wealthy Romans store their cash? The emperor probably could store it somewhere in the imperial palace thanks to the Praetorian guard, but what about ...
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How did New York become the financial hub of America?

Why did New York become the financial hub of America, rather than one of the other big cities?