Millions of Olympic fans restricted to eight ATMs - Money - News - Moneyfacts

News News brings you the latest financial & economic news & reviews of the best products in the UK by our team of money experts.

Millions of Olympic fans restricted to eight ATMs

Millions of Olympic fans restricted to eight ATMs

Category: Money

Updated: 01/08/2012
First Published: 01/08/2012

This article was correct at the time of publication. It is now over 6 months old so the content may be out of date.

Hordes of sports fans will descend on Olympic venues around the UK over the next few days; however, many could experience difficulties when using their cards.

VISA is an official sponsor of the Games, and as a result is the only accepted card payment brand within Olympic venues. Even venues away from the Olympic village in Stratford, such as Wimbledon and Lords, have to adhere to the agreement with VISA.

According to some reports, nearly thirty cash machines have been covered up or removed altogether from venues. This has left just eight ATMs available to millions of spectators needing access to cash, posing potential technical or availability problems as a result of the high demand.

When travelling to any large event it is always wise to take more than one type of card, for example both VISA and MasterCard, to avoid any difficulties and inconvenience.

Find the best credit card rates - Compare credit cards

Disclaimer: Information is correct as of the date of publication (shown at the top of this article). Any products featured may be withdrawn by their provider or changed at any time.

Related Articles

Brits overspent on Christmas by £3.8bn

The festive season has well and truly come to an end, and the January Blues have taken over. This has no doubt been partly brought on by excess spending over the Christmas period – and considering how much people overspent, it’s little wonder.

Have your financial habits changed?

2016 was certainly a turbulent year, and it's had a notable impact on household finances. Indeed, research shows that recent events have influenced the way over half of UK respondents manage their finances, with many becoming more cautious.

Kids got £180 in pocket money in 2016

New research has revealed that kids aged 4-14 received an average of £180.44 in pocket money over the last year, which was topped up by an additional £47 on average received in cash over the Christmas period.