Card Fraud Spurs EMV in U.S.

Posted on Thu, Apr 05, 2012

Visa has set aim on 2013 as one of its EMV target dates.

The Europay, MasterCard, Visa standard, now commonly used in place of the magnetic-stripe in most global markets, says Visa is serious about getting the U.S. payments infrastructure ready for new technology. That serious attitude was the catalyst for Visa’s creation of an EMV-adoption roadmap as well as guidelines to help issuers and merchants successfully launch and complete their EMV rollouts.

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Breached Card Details Threaten Privacy

Posted on Wed, Feb 22, 2012

Data breaches tied to credit and debit cards accounted for more than 25 percent of all breaches in 2011, according to a new report – a disturbing trend that puts the onus on banking institutions and merchants to bolster payment card security.

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MasterCard Introduces U.S. Roadmap

Posted on Wed, Feb 08, 2012

As payments continue to evolve to include new devices and new channels, such as mobile and eCommerce, the roadmap takes steps to address how consumers really shop, providing them greater security and control in their payment choices and the potential to seamlessly integrate loyalty programs and offers into the purchasing experience.

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Visa on EMV in the U.S.

Posted on Fri, Jan 20, 2012

The Europay, MasterCard, Visa standard, commonly used in most global markets, is coming to the U.S. The sooner issuers, acquirers and merchants initiate migrations, the better, says Stephanie Ericksen, head of authentication product integration at Visa.

Visa has set aim on April 2013 and October 2015 as EMV-adoption target dates. And the card brand has created a roadmap and guidelines to help issuers and merchants successfully launch and complete their EMV rollouts.

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Can Visa sustain momentum of EMV-enabled cards?

Posted on Thu, Jan 12, 2012

Adoption cannot come soon enough, frankly. To speed thins along, Visa has crafted a three-prong strategy that provides an interesting blend of carrots and sticks aimed at getting merchants to upgrade.

Here’s the carrot: Effective October 1, 2012, Visa will launch its Technology Innovation Program (TIP) domestically. This will effectively waive PCI DSS requirements for merchants who can show that 75 percent or more of their Visa transactions originate from chip-enabled hardware. To qualify, terminals must be enabled to support both contact and contactless chip acceptance, including NFC-based mobile payments.

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EMV Case Study: Silicon Valley Bank, and Mobile Device Management

Posted on Thu, Oct 27, 2011

The U.S. explosion in card skimming will be the ultimate catalyst for change from mag stripe to chip and PIN technology. “I do believe that shift has begun,” says SVB’s Pradeep Moudgal. “Everyone wants to be in a much more secure environment.”

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Biggest ID Theft Bust in History

Posted on Mon, Oct 10, 2011

The biggest ID theft bust in history is the result of equally impressive international cooperation, observers say.

On Oct. 7, the District Attorney of Queens County, N.Y., and City of New York Police announced the results of a two-year investigation that resulted in the biggest identity thief take-down in U.S. history.

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The U.S. Move to EMV Technology

Posted on Tue, Oct 04, 2011

Building on existing near-field communication, or contactless NFC, technology is a possible step in bridging the gap between magnetic-stripe credit/debit cards and the Europay, MasterCard, Visa standard for U.S. card issuers, says Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance.

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U.S. Bank and Chase Add to E.M.V. Chip Cards for Travelers

Posted on Tue, Oct 04, 2011

U.S. Bank is joining the small-but-growing ranks of American financial institutions offering credit cards with tiny, secure microprocessing chips that are widely used overseas. But U.S. Bank’s card, aiming for maximum flexibility, uses technology that lets the card work with three different payment systems.

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EMV in the USA: A Mobile Commerce Jump Start. Who is Impacted and How?

Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2011

Visa’s recent that announcement essentially paved the way for wide-scale implementation of both EMV and contactless acceptance in the US was expected in some respects (based upon its earlier announcement in February), and surprising in others. Depending on where you sit in the electronic payments ecosystem, it could be a real positive, negative, or neutral.

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