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 has hit a record £1 billion in a single month for the first time.
Contactless payments totalled £1.02 billion in November 2015, new spending data from The UK... >
Passengers across the UK could in future be able to pay for their travel using
contactless cards and devices, under a new framework which will be unveiled today.
The framework enables... >
card transactions now account for one in 10 card payments, the first time the milestone has been passed, the latest figures from The UK Cards Association show.
There were 120.5... >
Consumer spending has undergone a revolution over the past decade with restaurants, pubs and online retailers benefitting from the explosion in the use of
payment cards, new data shows.
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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