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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 Cards Board publishes response to Trade Association Landscape consultation

15/04/2015
The Board of The UK Cards Association has responded to the consultation entitled ‘Rethinking the Financial Services Trade Association Landscape’. The consultation exercise came to an end on 10...  >

New figures reveal almost a third of card spending now online

07/04/2015
New figures published today show that 30 per cent of the value of all spending on cards in January was via the internet, with £15.4bn1 of the £46.5bn total spent in this way. The number of...  >

Smart travel gains momentum across the country

26/03/2015
The Department for Transport has announced that the government will be working with The UK Cards Association to bring contactless payment to public transport country-wide. Transport Minister...  >

Scams and computer viruses contribute to fraud increases - calls for national awareness campaign

27/03/2015
Figures published today [27 March 2015] by Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) show that card fraud losses and remote banking losses rose during 2014. The figures come with advice for customers...  >

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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