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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: June 2015

Debit and credit card spending has continued to grow month-on-month, latest expenditure data from The UK Cards Association shows. Both total spending and the number of purchases increased...  >

Card transactions rise by 12 million in May

The number of debit and credit card transactions grew by 1.1 per cent last month to reach 1.093 billion, according to the latest figures from The UK Cards Association. Total card spending...  >

Using your card in Greece

In light of the current situation in Greece, The UK Cards Association is providing, and will update as necessary, the following advice to cardholders. The card payments industry has a track...  >

Card spending reaches £50.7 billion in April with over one in ten transactions now online

Card spending grew by 0.9 per cent in April to reach £50.7 billion, the second month in a row where total spending passed the £50 billion milestone, according to the latest figures from The UK...  >


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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