bank

A bank is a financial institution that accepts deposits from the public and creates credit. Lending activities can be performed either directly or indirectly through capital markets. Due to their importance in the financial stability of a country, banks are highly regulated in most countries. Most nations have institutionalized a system known as fractional reserve banking under which banks hold liquid assets equal to only a portion of their current liabilities. In addition to other regulations intended to ensure liquidity, banks are generally subject to minimum capital requirements based on an international set of capital standards, known as the Basel Accords. Banking in its modern sense evolved in the 14th century in the prosperous cities of Renaissance Italy but in many ways was a continuation of ideas and concepts of credit and lending that had their roots in the ancient world. In the history of banking, a number of banking dynasties – notably, the Medicis, the Fuggers, the Welsers, the Berenbergs and the Rothschilds – have played a central role over many centuries. The oldest existing retail bank is Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, while the oldest existing merchant bank is Berenberg Bank.
Malbork castle. - Impressive castle in Malbork.
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Malbork castle.

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Autumn vibes. - Autumn vibes at the lake.
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Autumn vibes.

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Colorful park. - Park in autumn colors.
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Colorful park.

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Castle in Germany. - Moat at the castle in Germany.
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Castle in Germany.

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Bridge in the garden. - Bridge in the Japanese garden.
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Bridge in the garden.

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Ducks on the pond. - Ducks on the pond at the house.
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Ducks on the pond.

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A shed bridge. - Sailing bridge on the lake.
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A shed bridge.

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Scotland. Loch Tummel. - Scotland. Loch Tummel.
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Scotland. Loch Tummel.

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Bench on the platform. - Bench on the platform. Finland.
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Bench on the platform.

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Summer landscape. - Summer landscape with a lake.
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Summer landscape.

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Boat on the lake. - A moored boat on the lake.
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Boat on the lake.

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Landscape. - A lovely fountain in the park.
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Landscape.

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stone bridge - stone bridge, spring, park pond
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stone bridge

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Beautiful views - Beautiful view of the lake
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Beautiful views

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Beautiful landscapes - Beautiful landscape around Jaworzno
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Beautiful landscapes

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Landscape - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Landscape

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Landscape - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Landscape

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Mountain lake. - Lupine at a mountain lake.
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Mountain lake.

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Landscape - Colorful meadow by the lake.
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Landscape

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Landscape-painting - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Landscape-painting

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Landscape-painting - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Landscape-painting

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Landscape-painting - colorful jigsaw puzzle
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Landscape-painting

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Landscape - colorful landscape-puzzle
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Landscape

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Landscape - colorful puzzle-puzzle
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Landscape

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Africa.. - African landscape.
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Africa..

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Gate of Time ... - Mysterious Place Somewhere - I'm on the Other Side
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Gate of Time ...

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BAJKOWY VIEW - Summer, vacation, rest
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BAJKOWY VIEW

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