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Chase recently announced it will start issuing credit cards with built-in contactless payment. And I say, it’s about time!
Contactless payment has been the norm for years in other parts of the world. My teammate Jasmin, who’s from Canada, said that you’ll actually get a funny look for trying to swipe your credit card in Canada. And it’s rare to ever have to sign for a bill. The US has been behind in the chip-enabled card game too!
The announcement applies to all Chase Visa® credit cards, like the Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card (our #1 card for small businesses) and the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card (our #1 card for beginners). So if your Chase card has the Visa logo, you’ll be eligible to receive a card you can use for contactless payments.
Chase’s website says that contactless-ready cards will be issued through the end of 2018. But other readers and bloggers have noted that Chase customer service representatives are telling cardholders that officially, Chase Visa cards will go contactless on November 15, 2018.
What do you think about this news? With lots of merchants in the US now accepting Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung pay, I’m hoping even more US credit card issuers will embrace contactless payment. I’m also willing to bet my co-worker Keith, who has 3 Chase small business cards in his wallet, is super excited about this news as well!
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