Payments Industry Moves to Help Simplify Chip Card Acceptance

Payments Security Task Force, PCI Security Standards Council and the EMV Migration Forum Launch Educational and Pre-Qualification Process for Resellers and Software Vendors

New York – April 30, 2015 – The Payments Security Task Force today joined with the PCI Security Standards Council and the EMV Migration Forum to launch a chip education curriculum and “pre-qualification” program to help streamline and simplify the EMV testing and certification process for Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

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Get the Facts about Chip Cards at

New website educates consumers, merchants and issuers

Princeton Junction, N.J., April 28, 2015 – If you’re wondering what that new chip is on your credit or debit card, you are not alone. Curious about why you are getting chip cards and how to use them? A new educational website launched today,, provides consumers with the answers to these questions and more.

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Multi-layer Approach Recommended as Best Practice for Card-Not-Present Fraud Mitigation in EMV Migration Forum White Paper

Princeton Junction, N.J., April 15, 2015 – The ongoing U.S. migration to EMV chip payments is a move that will benefit the entire payments ecosystem by preventing in-person counterfeit card fraud and securing the card-present payment channel. At the same time, securing the card-not-present (CNP) channel is critical. The EMV Migration Forum today released a white paper to provide an educational resource on the best practices for authentication methods and fraud tools to secure the CNP channel as the U.S. migrates to chip technology.

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EMV Migration Forum White Paper for ATM Owners and Issuers Answers Key Questions Surrounding EMV PIN Change at the ATM

Princeton Junction, N.J., April 1, 2015 – Many U.S. issuers and acquirers currently do not offer PIN change at the ATM, and industry stakeholders often ask if an EMV migration project is a good time to implement this service to offer added convenience to cardholders. The EMV Migration Forum released today a white paper to provide guidance for ATM owners and issuers who are contemplating implementing PIN change at the ATM as part of, or subsequent to, their U.S. EMV migration.

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