Date:29 July 2010
METRO BANK JOINS LINK ATM NETWORK
29 July 2010: Metro Bank, Britain’s first new high street bank in
over 150 years, has joined the LINK ATM network, giving its customers
access to the entire UK cash machine network.
In addition, around 100 million UK-issued LINK-enabled cards,
essentially all debit and ATM cards issued by significant UK banks and
building societies, can be used in the Metro Bank cash machines
installed in their new branches, the first of which opens in Holborn,
Edwin Schooling Latter, Managing Director, LINK Scheme comments: “I am
delighted to welcome Metro Bank into LINK which opens up over 63,000 UK
cash machines to their cardholders. No other scheme can match this
breadth of access or convenience in the UK.”
Media Enquiries - UK
For more information please contact Mark Bowerman at the LINK Press Office.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3217 8251
+44 (0) 20 3217 8316
Mobile: +44 (0) 7799 627 256
LINK is the UK's cash machine network. Virtually every cash machine in
the UK (free-to-use and pay-to-use) is connected to LINK, and LINK
provides the only route through which card issuers can offer their
customers reliable nationwide access to cash. All the UK's significant
debit and ATM card issuers are LINK members.
Cash machine operators who want to deploy ATMs in the UK must join LINK
in order to be able to offer cash to all 100 million LINK-enabled cards
The number of free-to-use ATMs in the UK is at an all-time high of 40,000.
Almost 97% of all ATM cash withdrawals by UK cardholders in the UK are made free-of-charge.
LINK, the UK's cash machine network, works in partnership with
independent charity, Crimestoppers to offer rewards of up to £25,000 for
information relating to cash machine crime. Anyone with details about
those responsible for cash machine crime - such as card skimming or even
physical attacks on the machine itself - can call Crimestoppers on 0800
555 111, where they can leave their information completely anonymously.