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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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Contactless spending passes £2 billion in July

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...  >

Contactless spending outstrips 2015 total

Spending on 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...  >

UK Card Expenditure Statistics: May 2016

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...  >


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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