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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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Using your card in Greece

29/06/2015
In light of the current situation in Greece, The UK Cards Association is providing, and will update as necessary, the following advice to cardholders. The card payments industry has a track...  >

Card spending reaches £50.7 billion in April with over one in ten transactions now online

26/06/2015
Card spending grew by 0.9 per cent in April to reach £50.7 billion, the second month in a row where total spending passed the £50 billion milestone, according to the latest figures from The UK...  >

Clear picture of overseas spending displayed: Holidaymakers pack their payment cards as £26 billion spent abroad

18/06/2015
For the first time annual overseas card spending figures have been published that do not include transactions from UK internet retailers made in pound sterling but processed abroad, giving a...  >

£50bn spent on cards in one month for first time ever

16/06/2015
Consumers spent £50bn in one month on cards for the first time ever as strong economic conditions persisted in March and people continued to move slowly but steadily away from cash. The number...  >

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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