Credit cards change forever starting today – here’s what you need to know

Whether you know it or not, today marks the start of an important new era for credit cards, which are beginning an official transition to EMV technology this month. For those of you who haven’t heard, newly issued cards will now use microchips installed on the front of cards to register payments with stores instead of the traditional magnetic strips. This change will make credit cards more secure overall but it won’t happen all at once. Below we’ll go over what this means for credit card users. MUST READ: The most ridiculous Apple rumor of all time is actually real First: Don’t worry, your old magnetic strip credit card will still work. If you don’t have an EMV-equipped credit card yet, don’t

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