Five Things to Know About Your EMV Chip Credit & Debit Cards

Five Things to Know About Your EMV Chip Credit & Debit Cards

If you recently received new credit and debit cards from your financial institutions, you may have noticed an added feature: a small rectangle, likely gold or silver, above the card numbers. That rectangle is a new security feature called an EMV chip.

Here are five things you should know about your new EMV chip cards (also known as smart cards, smart chip cards, and other similar names).

It’s also important to remember that no method is foolproof, so you should continue to use the same credit card security measures as in the past.

Learn more about chip technology from Regions.


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