Life Insurance Sales Dead... Long Live Annuities
From a biblical standpoint, charging interest on a loan is illegal but other forms of financing are not. The life insurance annuity allowed one to pay a lump sum and receive payments over a lifetime. It is technically not interest but it is now forbidden....technical or not.
The Renten Emission will take its place as a means of financing public debt. In this scheme, real estate rather than a life provides a regular income. Example: a merchant will pay a lump sum to a farmer in exchange for a return in regular payments called rente which means annuity or pension. It sounds like a rent-to-buy arrangement but the farmer retains ownership of the land. If the farmer defaults, the merchant gets the land.   
The Year of Four Popes
Pope Gregory X dies in January at the age of 66, presumably of natural causes. He is succeeded in the same month by Pope Innocent V who expresses a desire for a reunion with the Eastern Church. He dies in June at age 51 of an unknown disease. Pope Adrian V takes power in July and decides to annul Pope Gregory's rules on papal election....only to take ill and die by August before he can change the rules. He was 51 too. A week later, Pope John XXI is elected. (He skips XX for some reason.) He calls for a reunion with the Eastern Church. He manages to live until the next year.
In 1277, Pope John XXI will die when his new apartment suddenly collapses. He is buried in the rubble. Pope Nicholas III will manage to get elected and stay alive for three years or so.      
The Eight Year Old Song Will Soon End
As the Mongols continue their mopping up operations in the Song province, the Song dynasty elevates an eight year old boy to the status of emperor. Emperor Duanzong of Song will have a short-lived reign ... escaping the Mongols by ship but mysteriously falling overboard. They will fish him out, but he will die shortly thereafter. His younger brother, Emperor Bing, will not last long. The end of the Song dynasty is near.  
- [http://www.jstor.org/stable/40109398 The Medieval Origins of the Financial Revolution: Usury, Rentes, and Negotiability], John H. Munro, The International History Review, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Sep., 2003), pp. 505-562.
- Life Annuity, Wikipedia
- Year 1276, Wikipedia
- Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association (WEBSITE)
- Historical Events for Year 1276, from History Orb
- Pope Gregory X, Wikipedia
- Pope Innocent V, Wikipedia
- Pope Adrian V, Wikipedia
- Pope John XXI, Wikipedia
- Pope Nicholas III, Wikipedia
- Estates of the Realm: First Estate, Wikipedia
- Emperor Duanzong of Song, Wikipedia
- Emperor Bing of Song, Wikipedia