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Paris, Chip Cards, Holiday Travel, and Some Cruising Too

Sunset at sea - © 2015 Marshall Jackson

I hope this finds you well after the long holiday weekend. I’ll be in the office this week prepping for a lengthy biz trip, and you might even find me passing by a west coast frequent travel event next weekend too. This will likely be my last business trip of the year. That’s significant for a lot of reasons, but the biggest of which is this – it assures that there is no way I will re-earn Platinum Medallion with Delta for 2016. I knew that was going to happen, and in fact, I’m OK with it…….I think. Yes, there’s a blog post in the works on that. In the meantime, here’s a look at last week’s posts. (Feature image credit:…

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Why Aren’t Chip and PIN Cards Catching On?

I have to admit, I’m perplexed about something….. why aren’t Chip and PIN cards catching on here in the USA? A few things have given me hope in the last year or so. Chase indicated they were finally going to move to Chip & PIN There were lots of fun-filled data breaches at major retailers (Target, Home Depot) Barclays came up with a half measure, Chip & Signature default but Chip & PIN “capable” with the Barclay Card Arrival Plus In October 2015, the liability for fraudulent purchases shifts from the banks/card companies to the merchants IF they do not have the capability in place to accept chip cards Then, the reality of a Wall Street Journal article published today…

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Barclays Arrival Chip & PIN Experiences

When news hit that the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® was being tweaked to include Chip & PIN capability, I dutifully ordered mine the minute the option became available on the website. At the time, I knew my next most likely opportunity to try the chip capabilities would be on a then forthcoming trip to Canada. Now, when you receive the card, the materials that come with it refer to the card as Chip & Signature with PIN capability. They also say that you must sign for your first transaction in an international location, but then you should be able to use your PIN. After enjoying a first lunch in Canada, I used my Arrival+ to pay. The card machine…

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The Weekly Recap – July 5, 2014

A happy holiday weekend to you from Vancouver, BC. I’ve often heard Vancouver called the most beautiful city in North America, and I do quite like it. Part of me wishes we could stay a little longer, but it’s been an enjoyable visit. We’re not here to tour, but to visit family, but have managed to work in a bit of sightseeing and experiencing new things – not counting eating Chinese food for lunch on the 4th of July in Canada, but I digress. I was wondering if this visit to Canada would offer the opportunity to test the Chip & PIN capability of my Barclays Arrival Card. According to the materials that came with the card, it is Chip…

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