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EMV Chip Card

Chip cards from Associated Bank

A new level of security at your fingertips.

Associated Bank Mastercard® debit cards and Visa® credit cards are now enhanced with EMV chip technology. These chip cards include enhanced security features and the ability to be used at both chip-enabled and traditional payment terminals anywhere Mastercard and Visa are accepted globally.

Why you'll love your new chip card

More secure

  • Encrypted microchip makes it difficult for your card data to be copied or counterfeited.
  • Chip technology has been proven to reduce counterfeit fraud.

Easier to use

  • When using a chip-enabled terminal or ATM, simply insert your card and leave it there while you follow the prompts on the terminal.
  • Chip cards still include a magnetic strip, so you’ll also be able to use your chip card at traditional terminals and ATMs.

Accepted globally

  • Chip cards are now the standard with U.S. and international merchants.
  • Use your card with confidence in more than 80 countries.

How to use your chip card at a chip-enabled terminal


Insert card

Insert your EMV chip card with the chip toward the terminal, facing up. Leave the card in the terminal until prompted to remove it.

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EMV chip card

Follow prompts

Follow the prompts on the terminal and wait for the transaction to be processed. You may be asked to sign or enter your PIN, but some transactions require neither.

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processing card

Remove card

Remove the chip card after the terminal indicates that the transaction is complete.

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transaction complete

How to use your chip card at an ATM


Insert card

Insert your chip card into the ATM as you’ve always done.


Re-insert card

If prompted, re-insert your card and leave in the reader until prompted to remove.


Remove card

Remove your chip card from the ATM once your transaction is complete.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is an EMV chip card?

A card with an encrypted microchip that makes it more difficult for your card data to be copied or counterfeited. EMV stands for Europay, Mastercard® and Visa®—the three organizations that developed the initial technology.

How is this card different from a traditional magnetic strip card?

A chip card looks just like a traditional card with an embedded chip in addition to the standard magnetic strip on the back of the card. Rather than swiping your card, you will insert your chip card into the chip-enabled terminal to complete the transaction.

Where can I use my chip card?

You can still make purchases anywhere that accepts Mastercard® debit cards and Visa® credit cards, including in-person, online and over-the-phone merchants. If a merchant does not have a chip-enabled terminal, you can swipe your chip card at a traditional terminal using the magnetic strip on the back of the card. You can also continue to use your card at ATMs.

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