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Travel-Friendly Chip-Based Credit Cards Coming to US

Two prominent banks are bringing chip-and-pin credit cards to the United States. The cards, which have already replaced the magnetic strip variety in much of the world, will be introduced to test markets shortly by Chase and Wells Fargo.

 

American travelers in Europe have suffered from the lack of chip-based cards for some time now.

 

While magnetic strip cards are still accepted in many places with human workers, chip-and-pin cards are the only option for many automated services throughout Europe.

 

While the new cards will be introduced to only a small number of consumers for the time being, many other companies in the US are expected to jump on board with the new system shortly.

 

Source: USA Today

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