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Gringotts Wizarding Bank is the only bank of the wizarding world, and is owned and operated by goblins. It was created by a goblin called Gringott, in 1474. Its main offices are located in the North Side of Diagon Alley in London, England.

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If gold could be multiplied, what value does it have?

When Harry, Ron and Hermione break into Gringotts, they discover that all the gold in the Lestrange's vault can be multiplied by touch. The gold in the vault later triples and begins to overflow the ...
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If you know someone who can cast the Fidelius Charm, why have a bank vault?

Gringotts is considered rather safe, but its security has been under question since the attempted robbery back in the first book. Furthermore, as shown in that book and in Deathly Hallows, it's a bit ...
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Why was the Sorcerer's Stone in Gringotts in the first place?

The stone belonged to Nicolas Flamel who lived in Paris. Why did it have to be kept in Gringotts? Flamel had obviously kept the stone with him all along.
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How could Sirius buy a broomstick for Harry? [duplicate]

I don’t understand how Sirius managed to buy Harry a firebolt when he was a widely known mass murderer. I recall them mentioning that they took the gold from Sirius’ vault and had it shipped to him. ...
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Are there other Gringotts branches in the world beside the one in Diagon Alley? [duplicate]

We know about at least one Gringotts in the world, the one in Diagon Alley.There is possibly one in Egypt as Bill Weasley work as a Gringotts curse-breaker there. Apart from Bill's job,is there any ...
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Did Hermione Granger's front teeth grow back to their old size due to Gringotts' Thief's Downfall?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Draco Malfoy hexed Hermione's front teeth to grow to inhuman size, and Madame Pomfrey used a shrinking charm to fix them, shrinking them to smaller than their ...
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Does the wizarding world have a concept of loans?

As we see there's Gringotts bank in London. There may also be one in Egypt (This is my assumption as Bill Weasley was sent to Egypt and as he worked with Gringotts, I assume they do have some branches ...
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What is the green smoke that came out of the vault at Gringotts?

In the book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, when Harry and Hagrid go into Gringotts, there's a scene that strikes me as strange. Griphook unlocked the door. A lot of green smoke came ...
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Are there more dragons in Gringotts that protect vaults just like the Lestrange's?

Are there more dragons in Gringotts that protect vaults just like the Lestrange's? Or is it just the Lestrange's with dragon protection?
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Where did Gringotts tunnels come from?

I was wondering if the tunnels under Gringotts were dug out by magic like by the goblins or some form of magic; or did nature make them? Any theories?
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Did Voldemort have a Gringotts account?

As far as I'm aware, it seems to be the norm for British wizards to have their own Gringotts accounts. This goes for the great and the good of society, the rich and the poor. (If you think that people ...
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Why wasn't Hermione's enchanted purse affected by the Thief's Downfall?

Now we all know that it had been established in book one and confirmed again in book seven that Gringotts is not a place to mess around with unless you are a really skilled or very accomplished Dark ...
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Why didn't Harry draw gold from Gringotts? [duplicate]

In the first book of the Harry Potter series we are told that Harry has piles of galleons inside his vault at Gringotts. Why didn't Harry draw a few gold coins from his safe and sold them in the ...
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What are the ways of someone identifying him/herself at Gringotts?

We know by hand for two possible ways of how someone can identify himself as the owner of a vault in Gringotts. The first one we know of, from the HP & PS were Harry goes to Gringotts with ...
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If a Muggle-born Witch or Wizard was to die and they have a Gringott's account, what happens to it?

If a Muggle-born Witch or Wizard was to die and they have a Gringott's account, the contents of which have been left to a non-magical Muggle within their family, how do Gringott's contact that person ...
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How does a Muggle-born open a Gringott's bank account?

In CoS Mr Weasley comments "Oh, you're changing Muggle money. Molly, look!" He pointed excitedly at the ten pound notes in Mr Granger's hand. —Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, ...
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Why would Gringotts need a Curse-Breaker?

As we know Bill Weasley works as Curse-Breaker for Gringotts in Egypt. Gringotts is a bank. Which part of their business would require a Curse-Breaker?
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Who hired the Gringotts Guards - the goblins, or the Ministry?

Gringotts Guards are wizards who are assigned to guard the entrance of Gringotts, the bank of the wizarding world. During the Death Eaters' reign over the wizarding world, security was tightened, and ...
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Does Gringotts employ any non-goblins?

I'm asking for a friend, a wizard who until recently worked at the Apothecary in Diagon Alley, but is really interested in banking, like his Muggle cousin who made millions of dollars working for a ...
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Would Gringotts convert Wizard money to Muggle money?

The books make it clear that they offer the reverse service (see the following question: What Do the Gringotts Goblins Do With Muggle Money?). According to the canonical answer to that question, Q: ...
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Why do wizards trust Gringotts goblins?

Why do wizards, particularly pure-blood families like the Malfoys and LeStranges entrust their treasures, money and prized possessions to goblins? Bellatrix treats Griphook very badly, generally ...
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What happened to Sirius Black's vault after he left all his money to Harry?

But first of all I must tell you that Sirius's will was discovered a week ago and that he left you everything he owned." ... "This is, in the main, fairly straightforward," Dumbledore went on. "You ...
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Is Gringotts really safe? [duplicate]

Throughout the books we are told that there is no safer place than Gringotts... Except hogwarts. But is it really safe? I mean, the trio managed to get to the Lestrange vault by using just the ...
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Are there any other job options for goblins?

I am a goblin in the wizarding world, and I just lost my job at Gringotts(FYI, I was NOT fired, I quit first) and I would really like to know if there are any job opportunities that don't discriminate ...
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What was the use of the Weasley's vault at Gringotts?

In Chamber of Secrets, we see the Weasleys go with Harry to Gringotts and take out a few sickles and ONE galleon from their vault (which empties it). Why use a vault for stuff that can be carried ...
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In Deathly Hallows, how do the Gringotts goblins know that there are impostors?

"The Thief's Downfall!" said Griphook... "It washes away all enchantment, all magical concealment! They know there are impostors in Gringotts, they have set off defenses against us!" How did the ...
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Does Gringotts get special treatment from Ministry of Magic?

Inspiration of this question comes from this answer: https://scifi.stackexchange.com/a/84596/ From the linked question: For example, they have a system that will imprison a thief inside an ...
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Is Gringotts money protected from the Gemino charm?

I remember that the coins in Bellatrix's vault (Deathly Hallows) were cursed with the Gemino and Flagrante charms. Those were probably special coins which were permeable to such magic. What stops the ...
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Is Gringotts really the only worldwide wizarding bank?

In the first Harry Potter book, Hagrid tells Harry that Gringotts is the only bank: ‘They didn’ keep their gold in the house, boy! Nah, first stop fer us is Gringotts. Wizards’ bank. Have a ...
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How secure exactly is Gringotts?

"Wizards have banks?" "Just the one. Gringotts. Run by goblins." Harry dropped the bit of sausage he was holding. "Goblins?" "Yeah -- so yeh'd be mad ter try an' rob ...
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Has the UK branch of Gringotts bank been ever broken into before?

There are two known break-ins and theft in Gringotts Wizarding Bank. The first one was committed by Quirinus Quirrell, who was attempting to steal the Sorcerer's stone from Vault 713 but the vault ...
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Why Did Gringotts Pay Out for Harry's Firebolt?

In Prisoner of Azkaban, Sirius Black anonymously sends Harry a Firebolt broom after the demise of Harry's Nimbus 2000 in the Whomping Willow. At the end of PoA, Sirius writes Harry a letter and ...
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Why was the stone moved from Gringotts?

Is there any info that could explain why the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone was moved from Gringotts to Hogwarts? My guess would be "Dumbledore's intuition" but I don't recall anything that would ...
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What Do the Gringotts Goblins Do With Muggle Money?

‘But you’re Muggles!’ said Mr Weasley delightedly. ‘We must have a drink! What’s that you’ve got there? Oh, you’re changing Muggle money. Molly, look!’ He pointed excitedly at the ten-pound notes in ...
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Does Gringott's Wizarding Bank pay interest on deposits?

Jack B Nimble answered something (to What exactly do the Malfoys do for a living? ) which seems to be in need of confirmation from the canon. Much like the British Royalty the Malfoys have "old ...
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