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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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UK Card Expenditure Statistics: November 2016

18/01/2017
Richard Koch, Head of Policy at The UK Cards Association, said: “November saw the strongest monthly growth in card spending in four months, with debit cards accounting for most of the...  >

One in four card payments now contactless

16/01/2017
A quarter of all card transactions are now made via contactless, new figures from The UK Cards Association show. 325 million purchases were made using contactless debit and credit cards in...  >

All Leisure Holidays Ltd

05/01/2017
Following the cessation of trading at All Leisure Holidays Ltd (trading under Swan Hellenic cruises and Voyages of Discovery cruises), this guidance is provided on the protections available to...  >

UK Card Expenditure Statistics: October 2016

22/12/2016
Richard Koch, Head of Policy at The UK Cards Association, said: “Cards continue to play a central role in the economy and our wallets. As the preferred way to pay for the majority of...  >

Consumer

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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Retailers

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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