CSP EMV coming next week

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CSP EMV coming next week

Postby websteth » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:13 am

Called Chase last night to see about EMV for my Sapphire and was told it was coming to the Prefered next week after 10/31. Looks like I might consider upgrading to get it and then dropping my Hyatt visa.
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Postby MB131174 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:25 am

I'd keep the Hyatt for the free annual room. The free room more than pays for the annual fee.
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Postby websteth » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:26 am

MB131174 wrote:I'd keep the Hyatt for the free annual room. The free room more than pays for the annual fee.


I'm still on the fence there. I don't use Hyatt as much as I used to but, having both would allow me to move some of these points around.
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Postby lexrj » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:51 pm

websteth wrote:I'm still on the fence there. I don't use Hyatt as much as I used to but, having both would allow me to move some of these points around.


Why do you want chip and sig so bad? I would understand chip and pin if you travel a lot, but chip and sig I just don't see the benefit.
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Postby websteth » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:57 pm

lexrj wrote:Why do you want chip and sig so bad? I would understand chip and pin if you travel a lot, but chip and sig I just don't see the benefit.


Any chip is better than no chip. I have had cards denied for not having a chip in my travels. I agree Chip and PIN is better but I will take what I can get.
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Postby Robrus1 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:40 am

websteth wrote:Any chip is better than no chip. I have had cards denied for not having a chip in my travels. I agree Chip and PIN is better but I will take what I can get.


+1. This is good news. I'll be calling them to get an EMV replacement card for my AU and myself. Thanks for the heads up.
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Postby thom02099 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:32 pm

Like my Zync, I will NOT be requesting an EMV chip on the Sapphire Preferred, UNLESS it's on the back of the card. I think that it is a very aesthetically pleasing card on the front and to include the chip on the front in the usual spot, would detract greatly from the CSP's visual allure! Same reason for not getting the EMV chip on my Zync. Aesthetically, these 2 cards are among the most beautiful cards available to most mortals. Yes, this might be shallow, but why detract from what is aesthetically pleasing? I have more than enough other cards, including my JP Morgan Select, with an EMV chip, and really now, how many EMV chip cards does one really need? Visa/MC/AMEX, one each should cover it.
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Postby Robrus1 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:08 pm

thom02099 wrote:Like my Zync, I will NOT be requesting an EMV chip on the Sapphire Preferred, UNLESS it's on the back of the card. I think that it is a very aesthetically pleasing card on the front and to include the chip on the front in the usual spot, would detract greatly from the CSP's visual allure! Same reason for not getting the EMV chip on my Zync. Aesthetically, these 2 cards are among the most beautiful cards available to most mortals. Yes, this might be shallow, but why detract from what is aesthetically pleasing? I have more than enough other cards, including my JP Morgan Select, with an EMV chip, and really now, how many EMV chip cards does one really need? Visa/MC/AMEX, one each should cover it.


I only have one card with EMV which is my AmEx Platinum. My other two AmEx cards aren't EMV, because I'll never use them out of the country since they have FTFs. I do and will use my CSP though. It's my only option for the Visa/MC side out of the cards I have/use. I wouldn't do it to the Zync either, but the CSP? It's a nice card, don't get me wrong, but mine has scratches all along the top from pretty heavy usage. I guess I just don't think it'll look better or worse with EMV.
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Postby takeshi » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:40 pm

thom02099 wrote:Yes, this might be shallow, but why detract from what is aesthetically pleasing? I have more than enough other cards, including my JP Morgan Select, with an EMV chip, and really now, how many EMV chip cards does one really need?

I can appreciate the aesthetics of a given card but that's not a primary consideration in any of my decisions. YMMV. In any case, having options never hurts IMO. First thing is to see if this rumor has any more merit than any of the other prior CSP EMV rumors...

Robrus1 wrote:It's a nice card, don't get me wrong, but mine has scratches all along the top from pretty heavy usage.

There's also that.

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Postby Z06Biker » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:47 pm

Robrus1 wrote:I only have one card with EMV which is my AmEx Platinum. My other two AmEx cards aren't EMV, because I'll never use them out of the country since they have FTFs. I do and will use my CSP though. It's my only option for the Visa/MC side out of the cards I have/use. I wouldn't do it to the Zync either, but the CSP? It's a nice card, don't get me wrong, but mine has scratches all along the top from pretty heavy usage. I guess I just don't think it'll look better or worse with EMV.


+1. The CSP is one of the very few cards I take internationally, so an EMV chip will benefit my greatly. Thanks for the heads up, websteth! I'll be calling them up after Halloween. :)
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