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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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FLA and The UK Cards Association launch new research on customer vulnerability

21/03/2017
The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) and The UK Cards Association are today launching a new publication – Vulnerability; a guide for debt collection – that will help their members to better...  >

UK Card Expenditure Statistics: January 2017

17/03/2017
Payment card spending in January 2017 was £57.1 billion, up by £0.5 billion (0.8 per cent) on December....  >

Card spending up in 2016

02/03/2017
Consumers spent £647 billion using payment cards in 2016, new figures show. There were 14.8 billion card transactions in 2016, equivalent to 40.5 million transactions a day or 469 a second,...  >

UK Card Expenditure Statistics: December 2016

02/03/2017
Total card spending in December 2016 was £56.5 billion, an increase of £500 million on November, and up from £52.2 billion in December 2015....  >

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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