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Article Posted: 16/07/2016

According to figures issued by the UK Cards Association, there are now more than 100 million debit cards in circulation in the UK for the first time. The 100 million milestone ...

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Article Posted: 16/06/2016

We are all aware of the increasing popularity of contactless as a payment method in today's world of mobile payments. A new report released by the UK Cards Association shows ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2016

In under a year spending on contactless cards has trebled in value in the UK, according to the latest figures released by the UK Cards Association. In March, contactless payments ...

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Article Posted: 09/04/2016

Reducing staff and the closure of bank branches is a theme which has seemed to be prevalent throughout the past month. This is not limited to the UK market with ...

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Article Posted: 09/03/2016

Biometric technology is not a new concept in payment card processing but its use is gradually becoming more mainstream. Many are already familiar with the use of fingerprint identification for ...

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Article Posted: 09/02/2016

This week saw the 10 year anniversary of Chip & PIN. To mark the date, the UK Cards Association published a report outlining the introduction and impact of the technology ...

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Article Posted: 09/01/2016

We are only two weeks into 2016 and the topic that has dominated announcements in the payments world more than any other is contactless. The UK Cards Association (UKCA) and the ...

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Article Posted: 09/12/2015

The UK Cards Association has just issued a report showing the evolution of spending patterns in the UK over the last decade to 2014. The report shows how significantly the profile ...

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Article Posted: 09/12/2015

2015 was quite a year regarding the outlook for payment technologies. Contactless payments have continued to gain wide acceptance with consumers embracing the convenience and showing a greater level of comfort ...

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Article Posted: 09/11/2015

This year ‘Black Friday’ less than lived up to the hype and predictions based on the events of last year – in terms of customer footfall. Many shops were taken ...

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Interchange Review

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