THROWBACK THURSDAY: History of Pawnbrokering

Few institutions exist for 400 years. And yet, throughout 2018, the city of Brussels is celebrating Mount of Piety’s 400th anniversary, an institutional pawnbroker run as a charity in Europe from Renaissance times till today. This organization is also referred as Monte di Pietà (Italian), Mont-de-Pi “t ” (French) or Monte de Piedad (Spanish). On […]