UK regulations now require the separation of VocaLink, the UK payments infrastructure operator, from the LINK scheme. Thus, UnionPay needs to work with different individual ATM operators in the UK to sign agreements with them individually
From April 1st 2016, some ATMs in the UK may temporarily experience interruption in service when using UnionPay cards.
Cardholders are advised to withdraw cash at other ATMs nearby, or to pay directly with UnionPay cards. With more and more ATM operators confirmed to join, the number of ATMs influenced is decreasing correspondingly.
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