The total number of ATMs in Europe grew steadily between 2005 and 2012, experiencing a slight decrease in the following years. The number of all cash machines operating on the European market amounted to roughly 410,500 as of the first half of 2016. With regards to ATMs in selected countries in Western Europe, approximately 70,500 of them were installed and operating in the United Kingdom, 61,000 in Germany and 58,300 thousand in France as of June 2016. By comparison, Poland was the country with the most ATMs in Central and Eastern Europe, with 20,500 cash machines operating in 2016. The ATM density in the European Union amounted to approximately 70.4 cash machines per 100,000 adults as of 2015. This was a decrease from 83.04 in 2010. The average cash value per ATM withdrawal in the United Kingdom equaled 67 British pounds in 2014.
Investments in Bitcoin as the new digital currency resulted in the global growth of Bitcoin ATM networks in various regions, with 20.8 percent of these ATMs located in Europe. Bitcoin ATMs make it easier for Bitcoin users to purchase the first coins, in comparison to online Bitcoin exchanges. In March 2017, there were 58 Bitcoin ATMs installed in the United Kingdom - the highest number among all European countries.