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.
contactless cards in the first half of 2016 has already outstripped contactless spending for the whole of 2015, new figures show.
Some £9.27 billion was spent using contactless... >
Eighteen per cent of all
card purchases are now made with contactless cards, compared to seven per cent in May 2015, the card expenditure statistics from The UK Cards Association... >
Following the cessation of trading at lowcosttravelgroup, The UK
Cards Association is providing guidance on those protections available to consumers who have purchased travel or a holiday... >
Commenting on the FCA's
market study findings report published today (Tuesday 26 July 2016) Richard Koch, Head of Policy at The UK credit card Cards Association, said:
“It is positive that... >
This is your impartial guide to choosing and using
, credit cards and debit cards 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. Read more >
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. Read more >
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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