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About robbieb

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  • Location Düsseldorf
  • Nationality British
  • Gender Male
  • Year of birth 1970
  1. I recently learnt that there is no way to stop standing-orders or direct-debit bill payments in Germany.   Even if you write, giving sufficient notice to companies like broadband DSL or electricity companies and receive confirmation that payments will stop at a specific date, watch out, because they won't. The bank won't help either, they say you gave your details to the company and they cannot prevent this happening.   So, after moving back home, I am forced to watch money being taken for nothing from my German account or going through the bother of closing the account and switching bank.   Avoid these monthly payments unles you directly arrange it via the bank!!!