From the debit card, the new obligation to return in restaurants and cafés and much more: CHIP summarizes the most important consumer topics of the week for you in this article.

Whether it’s Aldi, Lidl, Rewe or Kaufland: the supermarkets, discounters and drugstores are constant companions for most Germans – be it for large weekend shopping or for a quick snack during the lunch break. Product recalls or production stops are therefore very relevant for many. The same also applies to company insolvencies, important innovations at Sparkasse and Co. and changes for drivers. In this article we inform you about the most important innovations, changes and all other events that affect German consumers.

The Maestro function of the EC card will be abolished in Germany in a few months. Here we summarize why this has many disadvantages for bank customers.

From the new year, the new reusable duty will take effect in Germany. You can find out here what effects this has on restaurants, cafés and bistros.

Nergiz Großmarkt GmbH informed about the recall of a batch of their “Vita Margarine Pure Vegetable Ghee”. Consumption is strongly discouraged because of a carcinogenic substance.

After a failed round of financing, the Berlin startup Independesk has to file for bankruptcy. Find out below how the company is to proceed:

The consumer advice center is currently warning of a telephone scam in Germany. Victims are made to believe that they owe thousands of euros to a lottery company and should pay them off by way of a settlement.

Mercedes is launching a new subscription service that many users will not like. With some models in the e-car division, the best acceleration is only offered for a fee.

Jens Spahn, former health minister, bought a luxury villa in Berlin with his husband. According to “Spiegel” research, there are ambiguities about the financing. It’s about an inheritance and money in Austria.

The columnist has received notification from the police that he is under investigation for a comment. Reason for him to think about louder and less louder means in the battle of opinions.

Because of the increased rental costs, many federal states want to grant their civil servants high back payments from tax funds. Depending on where they live, officials with two children could be paid a five-digit amount. It doesn’t matter whether the officials live in rented accommodation or in their own home.

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