It is - as the Federal Councilor Ruth Metzler states - "obvious that in a liberal state there are many different opinions on this matter. No one knows that better than Professor Dr. iur. Dr. phil. I Hans Giger, who is the editor and the author of this special volume and who has been following closely the evolution of this area of the law." But, after yearlong discussions on the right measure of consumer protection, the new Law tackles this issue in a manner which some judge as the new prototype for Europe. This volume presents a convincing analysis of the new Consumer Credit Law in the context of Private Law: Definition of credit, limitation of scope, form and content, right to cancel, fixation of a maximum rate, early repayment, default, capacity to enter a credit agreement, Information Center, data access, authorization and system of sanctions are some keywords of this publication.