DINERS CLUB INTERNATIONAL CARDS GAIN ACCESS TO THE LINK ATM NETWORK
LINK, operator of the UK cash machine network, is delighted to announce that select Diners Club International cards now have access to LINK. Connection to LINK provides Diners Club Cardmembers with the benefit of the unrivalled access to the UK’s 64,000 cash machines that only the LINK Scheme provides.
Edwin Latter, Managing Director, LINK ATM Scheme said “This is another significant step for the LINK ATM network to which an increasing number of overseas cardholders are now seeking and gaining access. We are delighted to be able to offer Diners Club International’s customers access to effectively every cash machine in the UK.”
“Providing worldwide access to cash is an important service we offer Diners Club Cardmembers,” said Rajive Chadha, President of Diners Club, which is part of U.S.-based Discover Financial Services. “Establishing access to LINK ensures our cardmembers around the world have the convenience of obtaining cash at thousands of cash machines when they are travelling anywhere in the UK.”
Diners Club cards issued outside of the UK are now routed through LINK. Diners Club UK has been a LINK member for many years and their cardmembers are unaffected.
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LINK connects almost every cash machine in the UK, both free-to-use and pay-to-use. The LINK network is the busiest ATM transaction switch in the world. The LINK Scheme brings together the banks, building societies and other institutions that issue cards and the operators of the 64,000 UK cash machines that make up the LINK network.
The LINK network processes around 250 million transactions a month and, at its busiest, it processes over one million transactions an hour. The LINK network has 40 members and there are more than 130 million LINK cards in circulation from 29 card issuers.
About Diners Club International
Diners Club International is owned by Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS), a leading credit card issuer and electronic payment services company. Established in 1950, Diners Club International became the first multi-purpose charge card in the world, launching a financial revolution in how consumers and companies pay for products and services. Today, Diners Club is a globally recognized brand serving the payment needs of select and affluent consumers as well as providing corporations and small business owners with a complete array of expense management solutions. With acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories, millions of merchant locations and access to over 650,000 cash access locations and ATMs, Diners Club is uniquely qualified to serve its cardmembers all over the world. For more information, visit www.dinersclubinternational.com.
About Discover Financial Services
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a leading credit card issuer and electronic payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover Card, America’s cash rewards pioneer, and offers student and personal loans, as well as savings products such as certificates of deposit and money market accounts. Its payments businesses consist of the Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.discoverfinancial.com.