Using cards with chip technology
Cards with chip technology, also known as EMV cards (which stands for Europay, MasterCard®, and Visa®, the organizations responsible for developing the standard), contain an embedded microchip which makes the cards difficult to copy or counterfeit, and are already in wide use around the world.
Cards with chip technology work the same as your existing magnetic stripe card. However, instead of “swiping” your card, you will insert it into an EMV-capable terminal and enter a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to complete your transaction. If the PIN does not match the one encoded on the chip, the transaction is canceled, protecting you and your company from unauthorized purchases. For terminals not equipped with a slot for chip cards, the card can be swiped as normal to make a payment.
Below are brochures containing diagrams and instructions for using the new cards:
How to use cards with chip technology – MasterCard
How to use cards with chip technology – Visa