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Little by little, Germans look beyond cash to shop

A deeply ingrained mistrust of credit has long kept cash king in Germany, where the average citizen carries 103 euros in their pocket

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Security and privacy are high priorities among Germans, who tend to be conservative consumers with a strong aversion to debt. The trauma from 1920s-era hyperinflation still colours the national thinking.

Berlin

TOURISTS and business travellers visiting Germany are often surprised when they reach to pay for their beer, metro tickets or even a large restaurant bill that their credit cards are not welcome.

Habits, however, are slowly changing in Europe's top economy, as younger

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