FOSTER CITY (CBS / AP) — Visa says its improving its smart chip-embedded cards, which have been the source of grumbling from businesses and customers forced to wait for transactions to go through.
The Foster City-based company said Tuesday that Quick Chip for EMV will let customers dip and remove cards, usually in two seconds or less, without waiting for purchases to be finalized.READ MORE: Knife-Wielding Man In Custody Following Standoff With Police in South San Jose
Though the wait can be just seconds, in today’s economy of swipes and scans, the cards have been a nuisance for high traffic retailers, for example, a coffee shop during the morning rush.READ MORE: Fremont Woman Killed in New York After Being Shoved In Front of Approaching Subway Train
The cards are more secure than those with magnetic strips because the chip assigns a unique code to each transaction.
Visa Inc. said that more than 265 million of its credit and debit chip cards have been issued to date.MORE NEWS: COVID: Unions Push Back On State Guidelines Allowing Health Care Workers With Coronavirus To Return To Work
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