More than just a “chip” off the old block . . .
Soon, Service 1st Visa® Check Cards will have chip technology built right in. This tiny chip protects your card information in a big way!
Count on enhanced fraud protection. When you use your card at a chip-enabled terminal, the embedded chip generates a unique transaction code. This prevents stolen data from being fraudulently used.
Enjoy global acceptance. More places than ever now accept VISA® check cards. Whether you check in using chip technology or swipe your card, you can pay with confidence worldwide.
It’s easy to pay with your chip-enabled check card:
- Insert the chip end of your card into the terminal with the chip facing up.
- Keep your card in the terminal and follow the prompts on screen.
- Remove your card when prompted and take your receipt
Keep in mind, you may need to sign for your purchase.
What if the stores I frequent don’t have the chip card technology?
Service 1st Visa® Check Cards that are chip-enabled will still feature the magnetic strip, just in case your favorite store doesn’t have chip technology just yet.
Do I really need this? The magnetic strip seems secure.
The chip beats the strip in a number of ways. Security is just one reason why you will be glad we are making the switch from a magnetic strip card to an EMV (Europay®, Mastercard®, Visa®) Chip Card.
Let’s compare: Chip vs. Strip
Okay, but I’m not sure I fully understand how it works?
Not a problem. Click here to get a glimpse of how this tiny chip will work to protect your information.
While it may look similar to your past Service 1st VISA® Check Card, we are confident this tiny chip is going to make a big difference and stop evil-doers from gaining access to your information.
To learn more, visit our EMV FAQs by clicking here or call our Contact Center today at 800.562.6049.