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.
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.