SunTrust Cards with EMV Chip Technology
SunTrust now offers cards with EMV chip technology. The embedded chip provides you with greater international acceptance and extra levels of security against card fraud.
Chip cards are already in wide use around the world and have proven to help reduce fraud by making it more difficult to duplicate the card or make purchases without authorization.
Over the next several years, U.S. merchants will be upgrading their terminals to include acceptance of chip cards. In the meantime, SunTrust cards with chip technology will feature both a chip and a magnetic stripe. So, even if a merchant hasn't yet switched their terminals to chip technology, you will still be able to use your card by swiping and signing as usual.
For more information, see below for information on Enhanced Security and Acceptance.