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Contactless Chase Cards Are Coming – Check to See If Your Card Is Being Updated Because You’ll Need to Change Your Auto-Payments

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Contactless Chase Cards Are Coming – Check to See If Your Card Is Being Updated Because You’ll Need to Change Your Auto-Payments

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Throughout December 2018 and January 2019, Chase cardholders may start seeing new cards showing up in their mailboxes.  These new cards will feature contactless NFC chips.

Contactless chips enable you to pay with a card by simply tapping it onto a compatible credit card terminal in lieu of inserting the card into the chip reader.  This technology is already commonplace throughout the world, but the US has been slow to adopt it.

Now Chase will be one of the first major US credit card issuers to add this technology to their cards.  Chase will be automatically re-issuing new cards and sending them to cardholders over the next several months.

They are already sending out new contactless cards, but my favorite Chase cards, like the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card and Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card won’t be transitioning until early 2019.

Chase Introducing Contactless Payment to Its Visa Cards in Coming Months

Starting November 14, 2018, Chase began rolling out contactless (NFC tap-to-pay) functionality.  If you check your wallet and see a Visa logo on your Chase card, then you can expect it to be replaced soon with a card that supports contactless payments.

Coming in November 2018:

  • Iberia Visa Signature® Card from Chase

Coming in December 2018:

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Coming in Early 2019:

The new cards will have the same credit card number as your current card, but the expiration date and CVV (security code) will be different.  This means that you WILL need to update your payment information for any recurring payments you have set up.

As with other newly issued cards, keep an eye out for blank white envelopes in your mail from generic addresses as they may contain your new card.

The US Is Already Prepared for Contactless Payments

In the US, 70 of Visa’s top 100 merchants already offer the ability to pay using contactless pay.  Outside the US, Visa contactless pay is booming.  Over 40% of all Visa transactions outside the US are being made using contactless payments.  You can expect the need to insert your card into a chip reader to be less and less common over the coming years.

Have you already gotten a replacement card from Chase?

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My Chase Freedom card is expiring next month. Given that the contactless cards are supposedly coming out this month, I was surprised yesterday to receive my new Chase Freedom card that isn’t contactless.

I guess my new card will be replaced by another new card in a couple weeks.

“70 of Visa’s top 100 merchants”

I’m used to using contactless for 100% of transactions in the UK, recent trip to the USA I found very few shops taking it, and the majority wont even take chip and pin. They had the readers all with cardboard inserts saying that it wasnt working.

I just had to replace my Sapphire Reserve because it is delaminating and learned that the cards are being rolled out in phases and it will not be possible to even request replacement cards with NFC technology until all of the cards have been released.

“In the US, 70 of Visa’s top 100 merchants already offer the ability to pay using contactless pay.”
How about the hundreds of thousands of merchants that are not in Visa’s 100 top 100 merchants? Most of them do not have the required equipment to allow customers to use this form of payment. Are they going to put out the expense of getting new equipment?
Europe is definitely ahead of the USA and it works great. It’s just that the banks and other card issuerers in the USA are years behind and many merchants cannot afford to upgrade their wquipment

Do you suppose the reason Chase hasn’t updated their Chase Pay app to use NFC is because they were going to move in this direction instead?

That definitely sounds plausible.

Part of me wishes they could have made this an option for existing card members though. The last time I had new cards sent to me because of some new technology update, I had 2 cards stolen out of my mail.

I’d rather not have to deal with that hassle again.