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Banking
File:Banking.jpg
Age AvailableCastle Age
BuildingMarket
Cost 200 Food,
100 Gold
StatsTribute Fee reduced to 0%
Available ToAll civilisations

Banking is a technology in Age of Empires II that can be researched at the Market. This technology removes the tribute fee, allowing players to tribute resources freely without penalty. To research this technology you must first research Coinage.

Researching Banking is highly recommended when giving other players resources.

History Edit

The loaning of money for interest, or usury, was long prohibited by the church in the West and this proved a handicap for economic growth. The religious laws were avoided by a number of ploys, and non-Christians were often allowed into a community to provide this service. Preaching a pogrom against money-lending Jews or other non-Christians was a convenient way for more than one king to clear off a large debt. The religious and political climate changed gradually, especially in the great trading cities of Italy where the first of many great merchant banking firms came into existence.

Economic Technologies (Age of Empires II)

Town Center: I: Loom II: Wheelbarrow III: Hand Cart
Lumber Camp: II: Double-Bit Axe III: Bow Saw IV: Two-Man Saw
Mill: II: Horse Collar III: Heavy Plow IV: Crop Rotation
Mining Camp: II: Gold MiningStone Mining III: Gold Shaft MiningStone Shaft Mining
Market: II: CartographyCoinage III: BankingCaravan IV: Guilds
Castle: IV: ConscriptionSappersSpiesTreason (Regicide)

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