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.
More consumers chose to pay with
contactless cards last year than ever before, as the way of paying embedded itself firmly into everyday spending, figures from a new report show.
During 2015,... >
contactless cards has reached a record £1.5 billion in a month for the first time.
Contactless payments totalled £1.508 billion in March, the latest data from The UK Cards... >
For immediate release: Wednesday 18 May, 2016
Contact: The UK
Cards Association press office, 020 3217 8436
Commenting on the announcement of the Bus Services Bill in the Queen’s Speech... >
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... >
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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