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5 Things You Need to Know About Chip Cards

CompareCards | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business

You may have received a new credit card recently, whether you requested it or not. Did you notice that it looks different? Now that October is here, these new EMV or "chip" cards are being reissued in droves to cardholders across the U.S.

Everything You Need to Know About Switching to Chip Cards | Posted 09.18.2016 | Business

If you have a debit or credit card, you've likely noticed that you've recently received a new version of the card that includes a chip. As such, you're probably wondering what this chip is and why your cards need it.

Target Makes Big Change In Wake Of Data Breach

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Target Corp, which suffered a massive data breach during the holiday shopping season, is speeding up a $100 million pr...

Gerry Smith

Identity Theft Bust Exposes Need For 'Smart' Credit Cards | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology

When authorities announced Friday that they had charged more than 100 people in a massive identity fraud operation, they did not just blame the allege...

Coming Soon: Smarter Credit Cards

Tim Chen | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Tim Chen

There's smart everything now -- smartphones, smart tablets, even smart refrigerators that remind you that you're out of milk. But one product remains determinedly low-tech: plastic. Until now.

CTA To Begin Accepting 'Smart' Credit Cards

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a society addicted to buying on credit, the Chicago Transit Authority is hoping to cash in big time. A "smart" version of those credit cards and b...