Digital tips

There’s no doubt about it—we’re all looking forward to the day when we can finally spend an evening out with friends at our favorite local restaurant. Lockdown has been unpleasant for everyone, but restaurant workers have been hit particularly hard. That’s why we started the “Save Your Local Schnitzel” initiative. The goal? To replace the missing income restaurant workers receive in tips.

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Here’s how you can support your favorite restaurants:

Find your favorite restaurant on

Transfer the desired tip amount.

Get a supporter plaque and share it on social media. Tag the restaurant to encourage friends to support them too!

Want to support your employees?

Whether you serve pizza, schnitzel, or sushi, you can register your restaurant in just a few steps and support your employees with digital tips during this hard time. To learn how it works, click here!

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Save Your Local Schnitzel—help the employees of the restaurants you love

Missing those laid-back evenings with friends at your favorite restaurant? Us too—that’s why N26 came up with an idea to support restaurant staff during these difficult times. Read on to learn more!

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Support your employees with virtual tips

Many restaurant employees have been placed on short-time work and find themselves without an important source of income—tips. You can support them.

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Please help us spread the word. For every online purchase made with your N26 Mastercard® before December 25, a meal will be donated to the United Nations World Food Programme.

Digital banking

Open a bank account without setting foot in a branch—sound too good to be true? N26 makes it possible. Open an account in less than 8 minutes right from your smartphone with no paperwork involved.

N26 is a fully licensed bank, meaning that we adhere to all regulations and requirements required by the European Central Bank. This includes deposit protection for all our customers of up to €100,000 as stipulated by the German Deposit Protection Scheme.

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What is “Save Your Local Schnitzel”?

“Save Your Local Schnitzel” is an N26-driven initiative, enabling customers to support restaurant staff. The aim is to partly replace cash tips with virtual tips from customers.

Do I have to be an N26 customer to join the initiative?

No. Patrons all across Germany are invited to support the initiative, regardless of where they bank.

How can I support a local restaurant?

Visit the “Save Your Local Schnitzel” website and find your favorite restaurant. Transfer the desired amount to the restaurant via You will then receive a plaque that you can share on social media. Make sure to tag the restaurant and any staff you know to help spread the word.

How does “Save Your Local Schnitzel” work?

For this initiative we joined forces with the Berlin-based not-profit gAG, creators of Restaurant owners who are interested in participating can register at, create a page for their restaurant, and receive digital tips for their employees.

How can I find out which restaurants are participating?

Visit this website to see a full list of participating restaurants. Want to support a restaurant that isn't yet listed? Let the owner or employees know about the initiative. Click here for more information on how restaurants can participate and benefit from this meaningful initiative.

Disclaimer (1) Participation does not require an N26 bank account. The payment processing is incumbent on the non-profit AG and the respective payment service providers, and will only be carried out via N26 Bank GmbH if the payer or the payee processes the payment via an N26 bank account. The respectively agreed general and additional terms and conditions of the non-profit AG, N26 Bank GmbH (exclusively in the above-mentioned case), and the payment service provider apply. The correct use of the poster/marketing materials as well as the correct use and taxation of the transferred amounts is the responsibility of the respective user.

(2) Please find here the terms and data privacy notice for our website.