The Canadian payment card industry supports Chip & PIN and Contactless Chip & PIN payment technology for all credit, debit and charge cards in Canada. These EMV payment technologies are in wide use around the world offering proven state-of-the-art security.

Contactless Chip & PIN FAQs

Contactless Chip & PIN offers a secure payment method. The embedded chip stores information required to verify, authorize and process transactions. The chip embedded in the card is nearly impossible to duplicate. In addition, chip cards and terminals work together to ensure highly secure transactions using stronger authentication methods at the point of sale.

The combination of stronger authentication methods and unique transaction elements make chip-card account data less attractive to steal and counterfeit fraud exceedingly difficult.

Below are answers to some questions you may have about our Contactless Chip & PIN cards.


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