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Lidl, Aldi, and Rewe explain the consequences for customers when they shop

Lidl, Aldi, and Rewe explain the consequences for customers when they shop

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from: Carolyn Stivellmans

EC cards bearing the Maestro badge will be replaced by debit cards in the summer of 2023. Supermarkets and shops inform customers of payment methods.

Dortmund – wholesale purchase in Supermarket and discount Many customers like to pay with EC card. This year, however, they have to expect a big change: The Girocard will be replaced with Maestro functionality by so-called debit cards. Aldi, Rewe, Edeka, and Lidl reported RUHR24 whether innovation has consequences for pay-as-you-go transactions.

Lidl, Edeka, Rewe, and Aldi inform customers of the consequences of debit cards at checkout

even if Cash in Germany is still the most popular method of payment Paying with a card is fast and convenient in some situations. To ensure this continues, the new card must remain in place as a means of payment even after the Maestro’s job ends. in order to Banks are already planning new missions for Girocard, according to HNA.

In supermarkets and discount stores, the Maestro function on EC cards has long been canceled. The new debit cards, which are provided with the common badge of VISA or Mastercard, are already available today, Aldi Süd reports. Not only are these cards accepted in supermarkets, but they continue to allow payments and withdrawals abroad. around it RUHR24 Reports.

For this reason, customers do not have to worry about any repercussions when shopping. Grocery retailers have had the right IT infrastructure for a long time to ensure debit card payments.

After phasing out the Maestro function on EC cards, bank customers will be able to use Have debit cards issued with the co-branded V-Pay or Mastercard.

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Payment in Lidl, Edeka, Rewe and Aldi: Payment methods remain the same

Supermarkets inform RUHR24 about other payment methods that can be used in their stores. In principle, purchases can be paid for in cash using an EC card, debit card or credit card. In addition, Lidl, for example, offers such payment methods as Lidl Pay via smartphone and Repay with Payback Pay.

This year the usual EC card will be replaced by the so-called debit card. © Imago / Otti Grabowski

This gives customers a wide range of payment options when shopping. EC cards with Maestro function can still be used as a method of payment until the expiry date.