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Knowledge of direct debit authorisation for payments withdrawal in 2016, by country

This statistic presents the levels of understanding regarding direct debit authorisations and direct mandate resulting in authorisation given to an organisation for all future withdrawals from an account by the bank in selected European countries as of 2016. Approximately 90 percent of those surveyed in Germany were aware of the impact of direct debit authorisation on future payments in that time.

Did you know that setting up an automatic direct debit requires a direct mandate?*

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Release date

July 2016



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Supplementary notes

* The question in full read as follows: "Did you know that setting up an automatic direct debit requires a direct mandate i.e. authorisation that you give to an organisation to withdraw future payments at any time from your bank account?"

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