Cardtronics has a global network of cash machines. Our UK estate has more than 18,000 machines and runs on the LINK ATM network which is the busiest ATM transaction switch in the world. Around 70,000 cash machines are connected to the LINK network - effectively every cash machine in the UK. At peak, the LINK switch processes almost 1 million transactions per hour.
The LINK network is a fundamental part of the UK's payments infrastructure and cash machines are by far the most popular channel for cash withdrawal in the UK, used by millions of consumers every week.
The LINK network supports access to cash. It sets the rules for cash machine operators who want their cash machines to be part of the UK ATM network or card issuers who want their cardholders to be able to use the UK ATM network.
Cardtronics are members of LINK. You can read more here.
The number of cash machines connected to the LINK network, transaction volumes, and the value of cash withdrawn from cash machines has all grown rapidly since the launch of LINK in 1986.
Almost every cash machine in the UK, both free-to-use and pay-to-use, is connected to LINK, giving cardholders nationwide access to cash that is not achievable without joining LINK.