The UK Cards Association is the leading trade association for the card payments industry in the UK. With a membership that includes all major credit, debit and charge card issuers, and card payment acquirers, the Association contributes to the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks; develops industry best practice; safeguards the integrity of card payments by tackling card fraud; develops industry standards; and co-ordinates other industry-wide initiatives across matters relating to both 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.
The UK Cards Association is the card payments industry voice on a wide range of topics, acting as the card industry’s representative within Europe and the world. In doing this, we develop and evolve industry best practices; contribute to the development of legislative and regulatory agendas; and ensure there is integrity within card payments by tackling card fraud, developing industry standards and coordinating other industry-wide initiatives.