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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: September 2016

25/11/2016
Richard Koch, Head of Policy at The UK Cards Association, said: “We’re making over three million more card transactions every day compared to September last year, with contactless and online...  >

UK Card Expenditure Statistics: August 2016

07/11/2016
Richard Koch, Head of Policy at The UK Cards Association, said: “Spending on cards as a proportion of overall spending increased to 77 per cent in August, despite a slight downturn in...  >

Fifth of all card payments now contactless

03/11/2016
One in five card payments are now made via contactless, new figures show. Contactless cards were used for 21 per cent of card payments in August 2016, totalling £2.3 billion, figures from The...  >

Contactless spending passes £2 billion in July

05/10/2016
Monthly contactless card spending has passed the £2 billion mark, new figures from The UK Cards Association show. Contactless payments totalled £2.1 billion in July as the number 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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