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Old Dec 24, 12, 6:49 pm   #1
 
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AMEX EMV

In June there were articles published about AmEx transitioning to EMV by next year and putting out EMV cards starting at the end of this year. Any update on this and what AmEx cards are the first to go?
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Old Dec 24, 12, 6:52 pm   #2
 
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i would think Platinum and Black would be the first, mainly because they have 0% foreign transaction fees, and Gold as well cause it's also primarily for people who want to get more points for travel.
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Old Dec 24, 12, 7:46 pm   #3
 
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I just got off the phone with Amex Platinum customer care; they offered to overnight me an EMV card if I wanted, but I said regular mail was fine. They still sent it next-day. Just had to call and ask for it.
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Old Dec 24, 12, 7:50 pm   #4
 
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I just got off the phone with Amex Platinum customer care; they offered to overnight me an EMV card if I wanted, but I said regular mail was fine. They still sent it next-day. Just had to call and ask for it.


although I'm confused why this isn't standard on the Amex Platinum , black and gold cards
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Old Dec 24, 12, 8:17 pm   #5
 
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I'm assuming cost; until its rolled out in the US, they're only going to eat the additional EMV card cost on people who ask.
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Old Dec 24, 12, 11:44 pm   #6
 
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This is probably not news to many, but it might be worth noting for the uninitiated (as I was) that, per Amex CS, these are "chip & signature" cards, not "chip and PIN" cards. Although the chip provides an additional measure of security, functionally they're no different. They still won't work in an unattended chip & PIN terminal in Europe (or elsewhere), for instance.
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Old Dec 25, 12, 2:24 am   #7
 
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AMEX EMV

I've had my plat EMV for a few weeks now. Works perfect
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Old Dec 25, 12, 7:15 am   #8
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American Express USA to begin issuing EMV "chipped" cards in late 2012
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