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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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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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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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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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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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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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How exactly is Gringotts secure?

"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 it, I'll tell ...
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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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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, ...
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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 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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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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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, ...
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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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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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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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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 ...