3. Division of Commercial Banking

3.1 The history of the development of different banking arrangements including savings banks, banks of deposit, merchant banking, commercial banking, post office savings, mattresses and piggy banks must be developed.

3.2 Tied in with the different institutions and their development is the illustration of the different instruments from warehouse receipts for deposits in Babylonian temples on through bank notes, checks, plastic and wire transfers.

3.3 The role of banks as institutions trading in ways to minimize the need for trust must be developed.

3.4 What is the essence of banking and what are the qualities required to make a great commercial banker, if there is such a creature? Can banking be competitive? In what dimensions?

3.5 An exhibit on bank buildings and temples tied in with the central hall architecture is called for.

3.6 The costs and technology of different banking systems such as Gyro and various clearing house arrangements--together with the development of clearing houses must be illustrated.

3.7 Pawnbroking and financing for the poor.

3.8 A history of the development of credit and the concept of secured lending. Mortgages call for a special treatment in association with the special properties of land.

3.9 A specific display is devoted to the development of clearinghouses and the problems of covering the risks associated with nearly but not quite simultaneous trade. An institutional coverage of CHIPS is provided.

3.10 Electronic or e-money and banking

3.11 How checks, credit cards and debit cards work.

3.12 Who finances production and inventories.

3.13 The financial supermarket or separate banking.