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The UK Cards Association is the trade association for the card payments industry in the UK. Our membership includes all major credit, debit and charge card issuers, and card payment acquirers - the latter of which enable businesses to accept card payments. UK Cards provides a clear and cohesive industry voice to the outside world; develops industry standards and best practice; safeguards the integrity of card payments by tackling card fraud; and co-ordinates other industry-wide initiatives relating to card payments and the provision of credit.

Our primary function is to facilitate co-operation between industry participants on matters of mutual interest (within the constraints of Competition Law) and to provide a clear and cohesive industry voice to the outside world. We provide a forum for our members to come together on non-competitive issues relating to the payments industry.

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