Explore Chip Cards
Visa chip cards are a major advancement in card security technology. Get the latest in chip technology with Visa's chip card. Use your Visa card at the exact same merchants you do now and once the merchant has upgraded its payment terminals to accept chip, simply insert the card into the reader instead of swiping. Visa chip cards have an embedded microchip that stores and generates the information required to authenticate, authorize and process transactions.
Visa Chip Card – Advanced Security
Pay with confidence – your Visa chip card comes with the comprehensive security and protection benefits you've come to expect from Visa.
Chip cards are already standard in many countries and having one can enhance acceptance when you travel abroad.
How It Works
Using a Visa chip card is simple. Here's how:
- Rather than swiping your card, insert the chip portion into the terminal with the chip
- Leave the card in the terminal until the transaction is complete. If you remove the card too soon, the transaction will end and your purchase will not be processed.
- Follow the on-screen prompts.
- When your transaction is complete, remove your card.
Where to Get One
Contact your bank now to get more information on Visa chip cards.
Compatible with Non-Chip Terminals
Visa chip cards also have a magnetic stripe on the back, so you'll still be able to complete your transaction even if the merchant does not have a chip-reading terminal.
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