I am from Hong Kong and 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 would like to be able to withdraw money through my ATM card in an 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 surcharge on top of the usual overseas withdrawal surcharge.
Are there any ATM machines which support UnionPay IC card?
The UnionPay site provides no information about IC-accepting ATM machines.
(Just as I expected for a mainland China site... It does have that "Search ATM" section, but no information available for Germany.) What it does mention is that Sparkasse and BW Bank support UnionPay network in many of their ATMs. However, the site also says not all machines accept an IC card. Nor does their 'phone number help. I dialed their toll-free line for Hong Kong and I heard no voice after connection.
I have no credit card so linkage of the saving account to a credit card is a no go.