Our membership and governance
Membership of The UK Cards Association is open to any organisation that issues payment cards in the UK under the American Express, LINK, MasterCard or Visa scheme, or that acts as a merchant acquirer in the UK for any of these schemes. Members who issue a million or more cards under these schemes (of which at least half must be debit, credit or charge cards) and/or acquire at least 2.5% of total UK card purchase transactions are entitled to a seat on The UK Card Association’s Board. Organisations that fall below this are eligible to join the Association and are entitled to receive the full paperwork (agenda papers, minutes, reports etc.) circulated to board members; and also may be represented collectively on the Board.