What is an EMV Chip Card, and does the Petal card have a chip?

Yes, the Petal card has an EMV Chip. An EMV chip is a small electronic chip embedded in the card that you insert (or ‘dip’) into a card terminal instead of swiping. Every time an EMV card is used for payment, the card chip creates a unique transaction code. This code can only be used once, which protects against fraudsters trying to duplicate your card.

Fun fact: EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa, which is the group that created the standard for chip cards.

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