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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: March 2017

23/05/2017
Payment card spending in March 2017 was £57.8 billion, up by £335 million (0.6 per cent) on February....  >

UK Card Expenditure Statistics: February 2017

28/04/2017
Total card spending in February 2017 was £57.2 billion, an increase of £300 million on January, and up from £52.2 billion in February 2016....  >

Online card spending up by a quarter

21/04/2017
Internet spending has jumped by more than a quarter in the last two years, a new report analysing how the UK uses payment cards online reveals. Card spending on the internet totalled £154...  >

Response to the FCA credit card market study consultation paper

03/04/2017
Commenting on the publication of the FCA’s credit card market study consultation paper issued today (Monday 3 April 2017) Richard Koch, Head of Policy at The UK Cards Association, said: “We...  >

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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