Smart Cards And Chips. How Do They Protect You?

In 2016, new chip debit and credit cards were issued to consumers by major financial institutions. According to the US Payments Forum, 600 million cards have been issued. How do these chip cards protect consumers? EMV (Europay/MasterCard/Visa) chip cards are designed to protect you from data breaches. The system has been used in European countries

Though Chip Cards Are Still Slow, They Protect You From Fraud

One year has passed since EMV technology arrived in the US credit card market. Chip cards are designed to make transactions safer and they really do this. According to a NerdWallet survey, the majority of consumers approve the EMV liability shift in the US. Happy Birthday EMV MasterCard reports 88% of its credit cards are

Will Chip-and-Signature Protect Consumers?

Walmart’s senior vice president and assistant treasurer, Mike Cook, called the rollout of chip-and-signature cards “worthless”. Cook believes that the U.S. should have backed a chip-and-PIN system that would almost guarantee the elimination of consumer credit card fraud. At the Electronic Transaction Association’s Transact conference in San Francisco, the executive blasted the U.S. treasury and

Bank of America Takes the Lead in EMV Chip Implementation

This past October, Bank of America (BofA) took the lead on issuing Europay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) chip enabled cards. This makes Bank of America, the first major banking institution to take this step. As cards expire, new cards with the EMV chip will be sent to bank customers. This is an attempt by Bank of America to

Are you ready for immerging EMV Chip Card technology?

This is how credit card issuers have been feeling ever since the hacking by overseas crooks was discovered. Mind you, this was not an over-night instance of fraud. Crooks had patience and planned for years. They are not stupid. They knew where weaknesses were – and still are –in some industries. And there is still

EMV Chip Card Technology Gets Backing From President Obama

On any given day, President Obama can catch a lot of dissension from every direction. However, his recent views and backing of EMV technology have people praising him. While EMV technology is coming, his support can perhaps help those who are not sure about the technology embrace it. EMV technology is better known as “chip

EMV Pin and Chip Card Dilemma in the United States

As the October 2015 deadline looms for card issuers to deploy EMV pin and chip cards, a major United States issuer has elected not to use the traditional European chips that protects consumers from fraud. A new study by Aite Group reveals that most banks and issuers in the United States will use chip–and- signature

The EMV chip may take more than 4 years as previously planned

 Just what exactly is EMV you ask? Years ago we wouldn’t even need to ask that question, but with the amount of fraud, corruption and hackers around the world,  EMV is needed to bring safety to our credit world. You see, EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa. It’s the global equivalent for protection. These