Joining the LINK Network

Applying for LINK membership

LINK is an open scheme in which membership is open to any organisation that meets the membership criteria. Membership. There are four categories of LINK Membership, General Members who issue cards and operate ATMs, Card Issuer Only Members (CIOMs), who issue cards but do not operate ATMs, Independent ATM Deployer Members (IADs), who operate ATMs but do not issue cards and finally Mobile Payment Only Members (MPOMs), who issue or receive mobile payments. For full details of the LINK Scheme Membership Structure please click here.

The key steps in becoming a LINK member are as follows:

  1. Sign a standard form of non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
  2. Provide a brief outline of the business proposal, e.g. likely card or ATM numbers, forecasts of transaction volumes, etc.
  3. Sign an agreement for participation in the LINK network. This agreement establishes the rights and obligations for participation and binds members to LINK's operating rules.

Membership enquiries regarding LINK network membership should be directed to:-

Sue Wallace, Head of Development, Tel. 0345 602 3824