12th November 2014: LINK announces that cash machines owned by organisations other than banks and building societies ("IADs") now account for more than half of all ATMs in the UK
5th August 2014: LINK, welcomes the installation of a free-to-use cash machine in Pomeroy
7th July 2014: LINK announces that The ChangeGroup International Plc., the global currency specialist, has joined the LINK ATM Scheme
9th June 2014: A new industry report, UK Cash & Cash Machines 2014, confirms the strong role cash continues to play in our society
8th May 2014: LINK launches a new service which lets customers nominate a new £5 note machine
14th February 2014: Ian Swales MP opens a new cash machine following campaign to improve local access to cash.
11th December 2013: New look Consumer Council Report celebrates a record year for LINK; along with improved access to cash.
10th June 2013: A new report published by LINK, the Payments Council and UK Cards Association showes cash usage grew in 2012.
8th May 2013: LINK cash withdrawals rise by £148 million (8.4%) on 2012 over May Day weekend.
30th April 2013: LINK, working with Consumer Council Northern Ireland and Paypoint installs a new Financial Inclusion ATM in West Belfast
14th March 2013: LINK launches suggest a site service
15th January 2013: Payments Council announces timescale for launch of Mobile Payments.
23rd November 2012: LINK's Consumer Council welcomes free-to-use ATM numbers reaching an all time high.
15th November 2012: LINK announces that Mary Buffee has taken up the new role of Head of Consumer Affairs.
16th August 2012: Cash withdrawals up by 4.6% during the Olympics compared to same period last year.
10th July 2012: Citizens Advice publish their report on consumers' access to cash.
20th June 2012: New charity donation service goes live.
14th March 2012: LINK, announces that Moneycorp, the currency specialist, has joined the LINK Scheme.
8th February 2012: LINK and Central St Martins School of Art and Design announce a new PhD to study ATM design and processes to improve customers' experience and security.
1st February 2012: LINK, Citizens Advice and Citizens Advice Scotland have launched a new research project on access to cash.
22nd December 2011: The total value of LINK cash withdrawals for December to date up by 7%.
14th December 2011: LINK reports that the value of LINK cash withdrawals for the first eleven days of December has risen by 6.6% to £4 billion.
5th December 2011: The value of LINK cash withdrawals during the week ending Sunday 4 December has risen by 11% to £2.6 billion.
13th October 2011: The increase in the number of £5 note ATMs is applauded by LINK Consumer Committee
4th October 2011: LINK reports record ATM withdrawals as consumers make the most of the good weather.
28th July 2011: LINK and NYCE announce they have signed a multi-year agreement to provide mutual ATM access.
28th June 2011: LINK announces the appointment of John Howells as its new CEO.
14th June 2011: LINK announces its sponsorship of a new exhibition at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design which showcases innovative ways to prevent ATM crime.
23rd May 2011: LINK announces that UK banks, building societies and cash machine operators have unanimously agreed to work together to enable charity giving at UK cash machines.
20th April 2011: EAPS, the Euro Alliance of Payment Schemes, has announced that two million European cross-border transactions were undertaken in 2010 using its payment framework. This represents an increase of more than 100% compared to 2009.
19th April 2011: LINK announces that plans to increase the quantity and quality of £5 notes in circulation are on track with over 1,700 cash machines now dispensing £5 notes.
2nd September 2010: LINK Consumer Committee report welcomes new free-to-use ATMs, but regrets some cardholders still cannot use them.
29th 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.
27th July 2010: Footage released by LINK reveals how criminals try to get hold of customers' PIN numbers.
12th July 2010: LINK, the UK’s ATM network has opened all 63,000 UK cash machines to 92 million users of the German card scheme girocard /ZKA.
20th May 2010: John Shepherd-Barron, the man credited with inventing the world’s first cash machine, has died at the age of 84.
5th May 2010: LINK, operator of the UK cash machine network, has reported that the May Day weekend saw new records for the volume and value of LINK cash machine (ATM) transactions.
4th May 2010: ATM transaction flows under the Euro Alliance of Payment Schemes (EAPS), which unites European debit card schemes, have increased thanks to Consorzio Bancomat and Zentraler Kreditausschuss opening up the Italian and German processing gateways, SIA-SSB and CardProcess, under the EAPS framework to support their agreement to allow each other’s cardholders to withdraw cash from their respective ATM networks.
5th March 2010: LINK, the UK cash machine network, welcomes today's announcement by the Bank of England of proposals to increase the quality and supply of five pound notes.
5th January 2010: LINK, the operator of the UK's cash machine network, has reported an increase of 4% in December's LINK cash machine withdrawals compared with December 2008.
21st December 2009: As a result of increasing criminal attacks on ATMs across Northern Ireland (20 to date), local cash machine operators have recently been implementing additional security measures at their machines.
5th November 2009: LINK, the operator of the UK's cash machine network, has reported that October saw new records for LINK cash machine withdrawals.
6th October 2009: LINK, operator of the UK cash machine network, is delighted to announce that select Diners Club International cards now have access to LINK.
28th August 2009: The LINK Consumer Committee is today publishing its annual report on the UK's cash machine network and how it can work best for cardholders.
11th August 2009: LINK, operator of the UK cash machine network is delighted to announce that China Unionpay ("CUP"), the Chinese card scheme, is now connected to the LINK network.
25th June 2009: LINK, the operator of the UK's cash machine network, has reported that May saw new records for the volume and value of LINK cash machine (ATM) transactions.
1st June 2009: The 600th new free cash machine in a low-income area is now up-and-running, according to LINK, the operator of the UK's cash machine network.
2nd March 2009: To help combat cash machine crime LINK, the UK's cash machine network, has today announced a partnership with independent charity Crimestoppers to offer rewards for information relating to cash machine crime.
24th February 2009: LINK, the operator of the UK's cash machine (ATM) network, reports that around one in three people have changed the way they use cash because of the current economic climate.
29th December 2008: LINK, the operator of the UK's cash machine network, has reported that from the Tuesday 25 November to Christmas Eve, the value of LINK cash withdrawals was up by £367 million compared with 2007.
19th December 2008: LINK, the operator of the UK's cash machine network, has today celebrated the announcement
18th September 2008: LINK, the operator of the UK cash machine network has reached agreement with China Unionpay (CUP), China's national bankcard association to enable CUP bankcards to be used in all LINK cash machines.
31st July 2008: The LINK Consumer Committee's second annual report, published today, welcomes the achievements of the banks, building societies and ATM operators of the LINK cash machine network
2nd July 2008: VocaLink, the transaction specialist, has announced that Halifax / Bank of Scotland (HBOS) and Sainsbury’s Finance have joined its cash machine pre-pay mobile phone top-up service
10th April 2008: LINK, the UK cash machine network, is pleased to announce that since beginning to implement its financial inclusion programme in 2007
28th November 2007: The number of people who changed their PIN at a cash machine rose by more than 50 per cent in the three days following the HMRC data loss announcement, according to figures released by LINK.
17th October 2007: Young people are almost as dependent on their mobile phones as they are on cash. According to new research commissioned by LINK, these are the two items that 18 to 24 year olds see as basic necessities.
25th July 2007: In its first annual report, published today, LINK’s independent Consumer Committee welcomed the way in which the LINK ATM Scheme has listened to and taken account of consumer interests.
19th June 2007: Today’s government announcement that more than 1 million consumers at over 470 sites in targeted areas will enjoy the benefits
6th June 2007: LINK Interchange Network, the cash machine operator, today launches top tips to help consumers avoid cash machine fraud.
31st May 2007: Despite the poor weather forecast last Friday (25 May) was the busiest day of the year for LINK cash machines. A record £513,000,000 was withdrawn in over 7,345,000 withdrawal transactions.
3rd May 2007: The companies behind the Faster Payments initiative, Voca and LINK were today given formal approval by the Office of Fair Trading to merge. The new merged group will be known as VocaLINK.
6th March 2007: Payment services companies Voca Ltd (“Voca”) and LINK Interchange Network Ltd (“LINK”) have announced an intention to merge to create VocaLINK Ltd (“VocaLINK”).
1st March 2007: Changes to LINK’s rules and systems taking effect today will support the installation of free cash machines in over 300 target areas previously without free machines.
13th December 2006: Banks, building societies, ATM operators and consumer groups agree plans.
1st November 2006: LINK, operator of the UK cash machine network, clarifies the following points in response to today's announcement by Bank Machine, a LINK Network Member.
1st September 2006: New partnership will offer PULSE and LINK members the opportunity to access more than 300,000 cash machines in the UK and US
16th August 2006: Men and women in the UK have very different attitudes to accessing and carrying cash according to a You Gov survey of 2,300 people commissioned by the LINK, operator of the UK Cash Machine Network.
16th August 2006: Across the UK there are very different attitudes to accessing and carrying cash according to a You Gov survey of 2,300 people commissioned by LINK, operator of the UK Cash Machine Network.
30th June 2006: Convenience store retailers have seen customers increase their average spend by 65% after using an in-store cash machine
30th June 2006: LINK, operators of the UK Cash Machine Network, expect a surge in ATM cash withdrawals at half time during Saturday’s (1 July 2006) England quarter-final game against Portugal.
25th May 2006: May 2006 set to have two busiest days ever for cash machine withdrawal
4th May 2006: LINK welcomed the outcome of the cash machine roundtable hosted by Treasury Minister Ivan Lewis this morning.
3rd May 2006: In April this year LINK, the network that connects almost every free and charging cash machine in the UK, commissioned HIM to survey the users of both free and charging cash machine users.
27th April 2006: New Committee established to shape LINK ATM network policies on consumer issues from transparency of charges, access to free-of-charge cash withdrawals and financial exclusion
10th April 2006: The LINK ATM Scheme is today publishing the results of a further independent compliance check on cash machines previously found non-compliant with LINK rules on transparency of customer charges.
6th April 2006: The OFT today published a report into LINK’s governance and access arrangements, looking in particular at competition, innovation and efficiency.
2nd March 2006: LINK looks forward to using the results of the Citizens Advice survey to support its initiatives to ensure full transparency of cash machine charges.
16th February 2006: LINK welcomes the Treasury Select Committee and government's recognition of its work to ensure transparency of any charges
1st February 2006: The number of cash machine transactions through the LINK network reached a record 211 million during December 2005
28th January 2006: LINK and its Members welcome and support work to improve consumer understanding
16th December 2005: Voca, the secure provider of payments services responsible for processing the UK's Direct Debits and Direct Credits
13th December 2005: LINK has today published the results of a survey of cash machines' compliance with LINK rules on the transparency of ATM surcharges.
8th December 2005: 8 December 2005: Cash withdrawals from ATMs predicted to rise to £16.5 billion this December
11th November 2005: There is no current evidence that free cash machines are under threat. There are over 32,000 free cash machines in the UK and 96% of cash withdrawals are free.
29th September 2005: Statistics show that the number of both free and charging ATMs in the UK increased over the past year.
15th August 2005: LINK Interchange Network Limited ("LINK") has announced two new appointments to its senior management team.
31st March 2005: LINK welcomes the report from the Treasury Select Committee on Cash Machine Charges
2nd February 2005: Following the OFT's recent decision to refer the anticipated Joint Venture