02 June 2010

Beware - US Falls Behind In Use Of Chip Cards

Great piece yesterday in USA Today of all places.

The issue is that the US bank system has been VERY slow in adopting advanced forms of credit cards and the use of Chip and Pin based systems

Read the article especially if you are going to Europe.

In my experience the most notable of places where it impacts you is in those countries who have long deployed chip and pin. Notably France, NL and Germany. It is not good to think you can roam around at night and get Petrol from an all night station without a suitable card. So just remember that


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