Since UCD providers will be private sector companies, all competing for custom from individuals, there is a possibility that one or more could either fail commercially, or simply decide to exit the PDS market.

Should this happen, the company in question will be obliged – under its contractual agreements with UCDx – to allow all its customers to port their accounts to a different UCD provider of their own choosing, or in the final resort, transfer any remaining customers to a default provider selected by UCDx.