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Insert, don’t swipe. And get used to it! Chip cards are only increasing in popularity. But why switch to the chip?

Chip cards are embedded with a microchip as well as the original magnetic strip. In essence, the chip encrypts user’s information which raises security as you make everyday transactions at registers or ATMs that are chip-enabled. Besides offering better security, chip cards introduce a completely new transaction process that may feel strange to new users.

Below is an infographic from our friends at Nerdwallet that’ll walk you through the basic steps of the EMV card transaction process:

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