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 service for a wide range of other personal items and documents. Benefits of the 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 are:
Sentinel ® Card Protection
Slough SL1 2EJ
Tel: 01753 828 600
A1 Barnet Way
Tel: 020 8207 9000 (Direct and Affinity Marketing Department)
CPP Group Plc
Tel: 01904 544500
St. Andrew’s Membership Services
St. Andrew’s House
Tel: 0870 850 6 850
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.