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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: May 2016

29/07/2016
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...  >

lowcosttravelgroup

28/07/2016
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...  >

UK Cards' response to the final findings report from the FCA credit card market study

26/07/2016
Commenting on the FCA's credit card market study findings report published today (Tuesday 26 July 2016) Richard Koch, Head of Policy at The UK Cards Association, said: “It is positive that...  >

New standards of lending practice

20/07/2016
Changes to the voluntary code of practice followed by the main providers credit cards, overdrafts and personal loans are being published today (20 July 2016) following an independent review of...  >

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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