Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Chip and PIN - start in UK

In the UK, the trial for Chip and PIN - transactions has started last week in Northampton. Chipcards and PIN replace the use of bank cards with magstripe and signature in an effort to combat fraud by implementing the EMV standard.

In the Netherlands, we will also face the move from magstripe to chipcard in the future. And we will soon be able to hear firsthand about the first experiences in a talk on June 18th, by Anthony Pickup, programme manager for the co-operative group. The speech will be held during the conference: van strip naar chip, that takes place in Amsterdam.