There has been much discussion of the new credit card action coming which has some consumers concerned. This new credit card is actually nothing to fear, it is actually quite secure and more secure than the current. What gives it that security is the design as the card has a microchip on the front of the card that is as large as a thumb. The card can be used by swiping a magnetic strip then using a signature or verifying with a PIN number.
This type of credit card is being used overseas at this time but they are starting to be used slowly here within the United States it is just taking time. The benefit for using this type of card is not only just technology; the EMV credit card provides more security than the standard credit card with magnetic strips. The reason for this the data is stored more securely and data showing from every transaction is unique unlike the information appearing from what shows on the magnetic strip credit cards. This type security will prevent theft from taking place.
Because many overseas countries are making use of this credit card United States citizens who travel internationally for business have no problem applying for this secure technology. There has actually been an update to the automatic teller machines (ATM) so this type of card will be accepted at overseas retailers no problem. Slowly the EMV cards are coming to the United States it is just taking time. The EMV card will lower the United States problems with credit card fraud. Retailers need to build up their EMV compliance capability which will give Americans more places to use the EMV credit cards and have that stronger security.
A major benefit with use of the EMV card is it will protect user security and keep it private. Everyone is aware of what took place at Target and the many names that were stolen. With this EMV security put into place that will no longer happen as the user identity will be protected from cyber criminals. Persons who are interested in applying for an EMV card can contact one of the four major credit card companies and ask for that specific type application.