EMV credit card deadline: What it means for restaurants

EMV credit card deadline: What it means for restaurants

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The Oct. 1 deadline is rapidly approaching for retailers when the Europay MasterCard and Visa, or EMV, compliance mandate will go into effect.

EMV is a standard for credit cards equipped with chip technology now widely used outside the U.S. The chip will eventually replace the magnetic “swipe” strip now commonly used in the U.S. and it is believed to offer a higher level of security against credit card fraud and identity theft.

Retailers are not required to shift to a

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