The UK Cards Association, the lead trade association for the card payments industry, today [Monday 11 March] releases its Annual Report.

The document provides an overview of the Association’s work during 2012 and provides information on priorities for the coming year. Also included are key market metrics and trends, information on the forward-looking agenda for the industry, details on efforts to prevent fraud and a report on the work of the industry in ensuring transparency and consumer protection.

Also provided is a report on the contribution of the Association to the creation of a national infrastructure for the acceptance of payments via Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.