Categorized | Money, Tips

Smart chip credit card bandwagon – American Express finally jumping on

Posted on 10 July 2012 by David

Smart Chip Credit Card - Gold

In the market for a smart chip credit card?  Here’s a bit of news for you.

American Express has indicated that it will offer smart chip credit cards towards the latter half of this year (2012).   This may actually happen as planned, since AMEX has indicated that by April 2013, all credit card processors must be able to handle EMV cards.

American Express’s press release follows Visa, Mastercard, and Discover who have already announced planned support for EMV cards in the USA.   We can thus expect to see that smart chip credit cards will be increasingly accepted at merchants all across the USA in the coming years.

For now, as the AMEX smart chip credit cards are still a few months away, we all will have to get our smart chip credit cards from the few banks and credit unions that offer them.  Check out our post on available chip-and-signature as well as chip-and-pin cards.

For more information view the American Express press release on EMV cards.


If you like this post, subscribe via email or RSS so you don’t miss an update!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertise Here

Weekly Inspiration #5

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”

- St Augustine

Subscribe via email

Deals we like

We use a number of sites frequently to purchase items and services for our travel.

Look at our short list.
Advertise Here
Optimization WordPress Plugins & Solutions by W3 EDGE