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The UK Cards Association appoints new Managing Director

The UK Cards Association is pleased to announce today (9 October) the appointment of Graham Peacop as its new Managing Director.

Mr Peacop joins The UK Cards Association from a position as Head of Card Acceptance in the UK and Ireland division of MasterCard. Over the past 15 years he has become a leading figure in the card payments industry in key representative roles for the Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBSG), including five years as Chairman of The MasterCard UK Members Forum.

His industry level experience will help inform The UK Cards Association’s position as the leading trade association for the card payments industry in the UK, as it contributes to the development of legislative and regulatory frameworks, industry best practice and the integrity of card payments.

Graham Peacop, Managing Director of The UK Cards Association said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed to lead the Association as it works on behalf of members to represent and advance their interests. The cards industry has invested heavily in improving the customer experience over recent years and has a good story to tell when it comes to ensuring consumer protection. I join at a very exciting time for the cards industry, particularly as we look to support innovation through NFC mobile payments and other measures to improve convenience and choice. I look forward to supporting members and shaping the most positive political and regulatory environment for this work as it continues.”
Mr Peacop has over 30 years’ of experience within the banking industry including a long career at RBSG and NatWest, during which he specialised in corporate banking and, more recently, card payments. He takes over the position of The UK Cards Association Managing Director from Paul Marsh, who retired earlier this year.

ENDS

For further information contact the press office on 020 3217 8251/ 020 3217 8441/ 020 3217 8340.
A picture of Mr Peacop is available on request.

Notes to editors:

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. www.theukcardsassociation.org.uk

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