Battery111 wrote:In my capacity as a card manager for Government Travel Cards for my organization, I received notification from Citi, the contracted bank for these cards, that they will now be issued with chip and pin. I found this interesting since I believe [color="red"]this is currently the only Citi card issued in the US with chip and pin[/color]. Wonder if this foreshadows a greater rollout of chip and pin by this bank in the future, or if it's only because of a special agreement with the U.S. government due to the amount of these cards that are used overseas.
Are you referring to the Citi AAdvantage World MC listed in your signature, or another card?
For what it's worth, I recently had a chat with a Citi CSR, asking about Chip & PIN availability on the Diamond Preferred (or any other) card. Here's the answer: No. A signature will be prompted even at international Chip and PIN terminals. The cash advance PIN is for cash access only and is not a PIN for use with the chip.
As far as other issuers providing Chip & PIN, Wells Fargo is offering it with the Propel World and Propel 365 cards on the AMEX network. Diners Club is offering it on the Premier and Elite Mastercards they provide. In using a DC card at Walmart, at least when I used it today, it did not prompt for insertion in the PIN slot, and did not prompt for a signature.