I am from Hong Kong and I hold an HSBC ATM card that supports HSBC ATM network and UnionPay ATM network. I am going to travel to Berlin few week later. I wish I can withdraw money through my ATM card in emergency. It's pity that my bank has recently replaced my ATM card which removed support of the PLUS network (in return for better security through the IC on the card).
The only HSBC division in Berlin is a HSBC Trinkaus branch, which owns no ATM in Germany. Withdrawal through counter is an option but it will be really inconvenient and subject to an extra USD10.00 surcharge on top of the usual overseas withdrawal surcharge.
I would like to ask are there any ATM machines which support UnionPay IC card?
The UnionPay site provides no info about IC-acceptting ATM machines.
(Just as I expected for a mainland China site... It does have that "Search ATM" section, but no info available for Germany.)
What it does mention are the banks Sparkasse and BW Bank supports UnionPay network in many of their ATMs. However, the site also says not all machines accept a IC card.
Their phone neither helps. I dialed their toll-free line for Hong Kong and I heard no voice after connected.
I have no credit card so linkage of the saving account to a credit card is a no go.