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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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Over 60 contactless transactions a second in February

There were more than 60 contactless transactions a second in February, data from The UK Cards Association shows. In total, there were 159.1 million contactless transactions, equivalent to...  >

Contactless card security

In light of growing concerns about alleged and unverified reports of contactless card fraud The UK Cards Association along with Financial Fraud Action UK (the membership body is responsible for...  >

New partnership to fight payment data theft

The UK Cards Association welcomes the announcement of a new partnership in the fight against the theft of payment card data. The European Card Payment Association (ECPA), of which UK Cards is a...  >

New research and intervention project on vulnerability launched by the FLA and The UK Cards Association

The Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) and The UK Cards Association have today announced the launch of a new research project to help their members identify and support customers in...  >


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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