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Our New EMV Chip Platinum
Visa - What You Need to Know :
What is EMV?
EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) is a global standard for cards equipped with the technology used to authenticate chip-card transactions. In the wake of recent large-scale data breaches and increasing rates of card fraud, U.S. card issuers are migrating to this new technology to protect consumers and reduce the costs of fraud.
How does EMV protect my card against fraud?
That small, metallic square you'll see on new cards is a computer chip, and it offers big protection against fraud. Unlike magnetic-strip cards, every time an EMV card is used for payment at a merchant terminal, the card chip creates a unique transaction code that cannot be used again. EMV technology will not prevent data breaches from occurring, but it will make it much harder for fraudsters to successfully profit from what they steal.
How do I use an EMV card to make a purchase?
With EMV cards, you no longer have to master a quick card swipe in the right direction. Chip cards are read in a different way. Instead of swiping your card, you are going to do what is called “card dipping,” which means inserting your card into a terminal and waiting for it to process. When an EMV card is “dipped,” the chip data verifies the card's legitimacy and creates a unique transaction code. Once the transaction is approved and completed, you will remove your card from the terminal. It will take a bit longer to process, so a little patience will be necessary.
What if I want to use my chip card at a store that doesn't have EMV technology yet, will my card still work?
Yes. The first round of EMV cards will be equipped with both a chip and magnetic-strip so your spending won’t be disrupted. If chip card readers are not in place at a merchant at all, your EMV card can be read with a swipe, just like a traditional magnetic-strip card.
When will I receive my new EMV Platinum Visa card?
We will begin issuing EMV chip cards beginning in December. Please make sure to destroy your old plastics and begin using your new chip cards upon receipt.
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