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Chase announced recently that it will finally start issuing credit cards with built-in contactless payment. Chase cardholders that have a Chase Visa credit card will begin to receive cards with contactless payment later this year. Chase will issue the new cards on an on-going basis.
This announcement applies to all Chase Visa credit cards. That means that if you are a Chase Sapphire Preferred Card holder or Southwest Rapid Rewards Premier Credit Card holder, among many others, you will begin receiving cards with contactless payment going forward. To clarify, essentially if your Chase credit card features the Visa logo on the front, you will be eligible to receive cards with contactless payment capabilities. Here’s a list of other popular Chase Visa credit cards that will have contactless payment:
Chase’s FAQ section of its contactless payment page states that cards will be issued on an on-going basis in 2018. However, Reddit users have noted that customer service representatives are telling cardholders that November 15 will be the official date in which all Chase Visa cards will go contactless.
Contactless payment has been around for years, just not in the United States. In some regions of the globe, such as Australia, contactless payments have been the standard for quite some time. With the widespread acceptance of Apple Pay and Google Pay, contactless payments are finally being integrated with US-issued credit cards.
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