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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 Cards' response to the final findings report from the FCA credit card market study

Commenting on the FCA's credit card market study findings report published today (Tuesday 26 July 2016) Richard Koch, Head of Policy at The UK Cards Association, said: “It is positive that...  >

New standards of lending practice

Changes to the voluntary code of practice followed by the main providers credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans are being published today (20 July 2016) following an independent review of...  >


Following the cessation of trading at the lowcosttravelgroup, The UK Cards Association has provided guidance below for those affected on what protections are available to consumers who have...  >

Number of debit cards reaches 100 million for first time

There are now more than 100 million debit cards in circulation in the UK for the first time. The milestone was passed in April, the latest figures from The UK Cards Association show. The...  >


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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