The Path to EMV in the U.S.

EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) has been on everyone’s radar for a while now, but recent data breaches and impending deadlines is making EMV a top priority for merchants.

What is EMV?

EMV® is a global standard for secure credit and debit payment cards based on chip card technology, already in use throughout the world. Also referred to as chip and PIN or chip and signature, EMV-capable bank cards feature an embedded microprocessor chip that contains the cardholder data.

5 Tips to Reduce Holiday Shopping Fraud

As consumers, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of the holiday season and drop our guard when it comes to safe shopping. The increasing balances on credit cards often result in people not checking their statements until after the holiday season.  In a rush to make purchases, caution may take a back seat to convenience and the prevalence of goodwill may convince some shoppers that criminals wouldn’t take advantage of the holiday season. Unfortunately, the holiday season is when criminals are often most active.