Page 23 - The UK Cards Association Annual Report 2012

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THE
UK
CARDS
ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL REPORT
2012
23
Business As Usual
As with any trade association there are bread
and butter activities that often go unnoticed
or unheralded but are vital to the industry’s
interests. During 2011 The UK Cards
Association continued:
• to represent UK card industry interests:
• with the UK’s Payments Council,
including its Strategic Fraud & Security
Group;
• at the Lending Standards Board, as one of
the three sponsors of the Lending Code;
• at the European Payments Council
relating to Single Euro Payments Area;
• to chair the ISO SC17 Cards & Personal
Identification technical committee;
• at other technical bodies such as
EMVCo and its Board of advisors; and
the Payment Card Industry – Security
Standards Council;
• at the Association of Chief Police Officers
(ACPO) Economic Crime Portfolio and the
National Fraud Authority (NFA);
• at SCOR, the Steering Committee
on Reciprocity governing UK credit
data sharing;
• at the Ministry of Justice’s Claims
Management Regulatory Consulting
Group;
• at the Internet Watch Foundation
(IWF); and
• at the Telecommunications UK Fraud
Forum (TUFF) Communications Crime
Strategy Group.
• as the definitive industry source, to publish
its regular annual, quarterly and monthly
management information reports to its
members, along with a raft of publicly
available documents such as UK Plastic
Cards 2011, available to purchase and/or
download via The UK Cards Association
website; and
• to oversee its two accreditation programmes
for Card Protection Agencies and Industry
Hot Cards File (IHCF) Data Recipients.
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