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Chase Cardholders will soon be able to make payments without swiping or dipping because Chase is going contactless. The new cards will have contactless technology built directly into the card. This way when they are at a contactless technology enabled terminal cardholder's can just tap and go, saving them a bit of time when checking out.
Reportedly later in 2018 people with the Chase Visa credit card, regardless of what kind of card it is, will begin getting their new contactless credit cards when their card nears its expiration date. That said, according to the website cardholders who want a card before their cards expiration date can call Chase and request one.
How does it work?
How can people tell if their card is contactless? On the back of the card is a symbol that looks a bit like a speaker. Cards with this symbol can be used at registers that offer contactless payment.
People may be wondering how contactless payment works at the register. It is a relatively easy process. Cardholders get their card out as usual, but instead of swiping or dipping their card, once the cashier indicates it's time to pay the individual just taps their card at the terminal.
In order for the payment to go through they suggest that cardholders hold their card within one or two inches of the contactless symbol located on the terminal.
What about security? Chase points out on their website that contactless technology provides the same level of security as EMV or chip-based payment technology.
Being able to pay using a tap and go technology may well be helpful for people who are traveling because many countries abroad have fully integrated contactless payments into their systems.
The Chase Visa Cards
People who are interested in going contactless may want to check out the cards in Chase's portfolio, offering not only contactless payment technology but bonuses and other benefits as well. These cards include:
- United Explorer Card and
- Chase Sapphire Reserve
- Chase Freedom Unlimited credit card
- Southwest Rapid Rewards Plus Credit Card
- United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card
- Marriott Rewards Premier Plus Credit Card
- Disney Premier Visa Card
To get more information people can check out the website.