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Card protection agencies (CPA)

The Card Protection Agency Accreditation Scheme has been in operation since 1998. Credit card protection businesses allow you to make a single call to have all your cards cancelled and replacements ordered. A CPA will charge you for this service. CPAs may also provide a service for a wide range of other personal items and documents. Services can include emergency cash advances, emergency hotel bill payment, cover for lost cash, and replacement travel tickets to get home. The costs will vary from one CPA to another. For the latest details of what’s on offer from card protection agencies or any other relevant information you should contact the various companies, listed below.

The UK Cards Association accredited CPAs include:

Citymain Administrators Limited (part of SPB UK and Ireland Group of Companies)
1st & 2nd Floors
Enterprise House
Isambard Brunel Road

CPP Group Plc
Holgate Park
YO26 4GA

Sentinel ® Gold
Affinion International
Charter Court
50 Windsor Road
Slough SL1 2EJ
Tel: 01753 828 600

There may be other companies offering similar services. Many credit card providers offer these types of additional services using The UK Cards Association accredited agencies so you may want to check with your card company for more details.

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