Qadir by the Bihyal
Brothers of the Coin
The Brothers of the Coin, or the Golden Brotherhood, are two facets of the same guild, they are the bankers and moneylenders, and the merchants who travel between cities. They regulate fair lending practice, set loan rates, and collect debts. They also provide insurance and guards for caravans, and tax goods entering the city, paying a portion to the city itself. They do not directly regulate retail life within the city, but as the sole body governing who can lend to whom, some indirect control exists.