m20e3087 wrote:Does Chase and BOA offer EMV chip card option. In my case for Freedom and BankAmeri travel rewards card?
No and no. Chase only offers EMV Chip+Signature on the Hyatt Visa Signature, British Airways Visa Signature, JP Morgan Select Visa Signature and JP Morgan Palladium Visa Signature. It is not currently offered on any other Chase cards.
BofA only offers EMV (Chip+PIN) on their corporate cards. Citibank is the only major issuer that is currently offering EMV Chip+Signature to cardholders that know how to ask for it. Currently Citibank offers Chip+Signature on higher levels of the American Airlines AAdvantage cards (MasterCards and Visa), Dividend MasterCard, Cash Returns MasterCard and the higher levels of Thank You MasterCard's. I successfully received an EMV chip on my Dividend World MasterCard earlier this month.
Give it time though, things are changing and all of our cards should start getting EMV chips within the next two years.