1. How EMV chips are made

    “What we are making are small computers. They have all the functionality of your laptop. The only thing they don’t have are a screen and a keyboard.” A look behind the scenes at an ultra-secure credit card factory where small but complex smart card chips are made.

  2. Chargebacks hit merchants not ready for EMV chip cards

    Small businesses who have not upgraded to EMV chip card readers are facing expensive chargebacks from banks


    A virtual alphabet soup of chip technologies allow contactless or more secure credit card payments. What's the diff? Jenny Hoff explains.

  4. Small-merchant guide to EMV credit cards

    Small businesses have been slow to upgrade to terminals that can read EMV chip cards. Here's what they need to know about making the switch.

  5. EMV FAQ 1 - Do I need to swipe my EMV credit card?

    Banks are issuing new credit and debit cards with EMV computer chips, which enable more secure transactions than the traditional magnetic stripe. In the first of our four-part series on frequently asked questions about EMV cards, we find out why you may still need to swipe your card's magnetic stripe, ...

  6. EMV FAQ 2 - Do I need a PIN for my EMV credit card?

    New credit cards containing secure computer chips are being rolled out in the U.S. These EMV cards are sometimes called chip-and-PIN cards, which is confusing because you probably won't actually use a PIN like they do in other countries.

  7. EMV FAQ 3 - Will EMV credit cards protect my online purchases?

    New credit cards containing so-called EMV chips offer enhanced security for in-store purchases but not online purchases. In our ongoing series of frequently asked questions about EMV cards, Randy Vanderhoof, head of the Smart Card Alliance, explains why.

  8. EMV FAQ 4 - Will EMV chip cards work in NFC mobile wallets?

    Banks are issuing credit cards with enhanced security, known as EMV or chip-and-PIN cards. But what happens to that security when you use them in a mobile wallet? We asked Smart Card Alliance chief Randy Vanderhoof.

  9. How to use EMV smart chip credit cards

    U.S. financial institutions are finally issuing credit cards with EMV computer chips, which are widespread in other parts of the world. They promise to be more secure than traditional magnetic stripe cards.