Offbeat Number of bank branches continued to decline in
Discounter Strug: Lidl chases Aldi - and now copies the division in North and South
The pandemic brings good shops to the food trade. But Lidl seems to benefit much stronger than arch rivals Aldi - and could soon go up to the market leader. © Picture Alliance / Martin Gerten / Aldi and Lidl supply Duell At first glance, it runs anything but bad for Aldi . Food retailers is one of the big winners of the pandemic. Supermarkets and discounters are open all without major restrictions and were able to strongly increase their sales in the past year.
Due to the progressive digitization, more and more bank branches are closed in Germany. Last year, the number of banking agencies fell by 11.5 percent to another 23,588, as the Bundesbank reported in Frankfurt.
A total of 3079 branches were closed, after 1220 in 2019. According to the Bundesbank, the Corona Pandemic has still accelerated the development ever long.
, on the other hand, the number of independent credit institutions declined only 2.2 percent to 1679. In 2019, the decline was even stronger with a minus of 3.7 percent. The Bundesbank Management Board Joachim Wuermeling competent for the banking supervisor expects further incisions. He explained: "So that our banks remain stable and profitable in the medium term, unpopular business decisions will be necessary in the future as the closure of branches and the task of independence." Although
abroad, the German banks reduced the number of their subsidiaries, but at the same time increased the number of their branches by 8.8 percent to 273.
3 woods you need to cut in May .
The scissors are not enough in May: These wooden wooden should cut them now so they remain vital and well in shape. © Provided by my beautiful garden Rosemary cut Also in May the garden shears does not come to rest - you should cut your Rosmarin this month, but also the Weigelie and the Bonsai jaws, if these wooden wooden Grow in your garden. However, the cutting technique for the three levels mentioned differently differs. How to properly cut these species, read in the following sections.