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Identity Theft and Fraud

What the EMV Chip Card Means for You

July 27, 2016

The days of swiping your card in the checkout line may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to EMV chip-enabled credit and debit cards. EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, the three companies responsible for bringing chip-technology standards to the market. If you have a chip-enabled card, you’ll see a visible microchip on it. First PREMIER Bank credit card customers started receiving chip-enabled cards in April 2014. All credit card customers will have a chip-enabled credit card by August 2016. So what does this mean for you?

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Identity Theft and Fraud

5 Simple Ways To Protect Your Credit Card When Shopping Online

December 15, 2015

During the holiday season, you may be visiting online stores—some of which you may never have purchased from before—hoping to find the perfect gift. Or, perhaps you’re an avid online shopper. Either way, you need to safeguard your personal payment information. How can you be sure that the credit card information you’re providing online is secure?

These 5 tips can help you protect your card information year-round.

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