Chase Credit Cards with EMV Technology
Americans have always taken pride in their technological achievements. After all, this is the country that invented the airplane, the automobile, the television, the computer, and the Internet. Yet for many years, Americans traveling to Europe were made to feel as if they were from a third world country whenever they tried to use their credit cards at an unattended kiosk. This is because Europeans had adopted the EMV standard that required that their credit cards be equipped with an embedded microchip.
At the same time, cards issued in the United States lacked this feature. Sadly, this has prevented transactions at the worst possible times such as purchasing subway tickets and getting gas from unattended service stations. Fortunately, some American credit card issuers are now including EMV chips in select products targeted at frequent travelers. Chase bank has been one of the first major issuers to include this vital feature and it now has several credit card offers that come standard with EMV compatibility.
Chase Cards With EMV
Their ultra-premium JP Morgan Palladium card was the first product introduced to American account holders with the EMV chip in the Spring of 2011. It features double Ultimate Rewards points on travel purchases and it has no foreign transaction fees. The JP Morgan Select card also features double points on travel, no foreign transaction fees, and various other travel features.
The Chase Hyatt credit card is one of their more recent credit card rewards offers to receive the EMV chip. This card offers a generous sign up bonus of two free nights at any Hyatt property in the world. Since some of their high end hotels and resorts can cost over $1,000, this is one of the most valuable sign up bonuses being offered on any credit card. Cardholders also receive Platinum membership in the Hyatt Gold Passport program and no foreign transaction fees. Finally, Chase offers its British Airways Visa Signature card with an embedded EMV chip and no foreign transaction fees. This card currently feature a sign up bonus of 50,000 Avios points after making $3,000 in purchases within three months. Furthermore, cardholders who spend $30,000 in a calendar year will earn a Travel Together ticket that will allow them redeem two awards on British Airways flights for the points required for a single award. Nevertheless, both travelers will have to pay taxes and fees.
Traveling to Europe can be incredibly fun, but not when credit cards don’t work when they are needed. By continuing to expand their EMV equipped product line, Chase is helping to ensure that Americans no longer feel technically inferior to our friends across the pond.
For more information, visit www.chase.com