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Welcome to The UK Cards Association site. We provide a dedicated representative voice for the card payments industry. Through engaging on behalf of our members with partners and stakeholders, we strive to ensure the UK card payments industry works as effectively as possible in the interests of consumers and retailers.

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Monthly contactless spend passes £1.5 billion

Spending on contactless cards has reached a record £1.5 billion in a month for the first time. Contactless payments totalled £1.508 billion in March, the latest data from The UK Cards...  >

Comment on the Bus Services Bill

For immediate release: Wednesday 18 May, 2016 Contact: The UK Cards Association press office, 020 3217 8436 Commenting on the announcement of the Bus Services Bill in the Queen’s Speech...  >

Over 60 contactless transactions a second in February

There were more than 60 contactless transactions a second in February, data from The UK Cards Association shows. In total, there were 159.1 million contactless transactions, equivalent to...  >

Contactless card security

In light of growing concerns about alleged and unverified reports of contactless card fraud The UK Cards Association along with Financial Fraud Action UK (the membership body is responsible for...  >


This is your impartial guide to choosing and using credit cards, debit cards and pre-paid cards. The section advises both individuals and businesses.

We hope this material helps consumers understand how payment cards work, how to choose the best card for you and how you go on to use it.

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This section provides general help and guidance for new and existing retailers.

For retailers accepting cards, the Products and Services section may be helpful. These pages provide advice to help protect businesses from becoming victims of card fraud.

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Resource centre

Our online library brings together publications from UK Cards as the authoritative source of industry-wide data, metrics on the card payments industry, and Financial Fraud Action on card fraud.

In addition a number of consumer guides are available.

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