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Old 09-21-2013, 08:38 AM   #61
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As to the OP I opened a checking account with them last year as a backup to my regular online bank. $500 minimum and I keep it active by paying an online bill or 2 each month. I was getting paranoid after having CC details stolen a couple of times with the associated hassle, and got to wondering about what a hassle it would be if I needed a new bank account for whatever reason.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:50 AM   #62
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I recently requested a penfed CHIP card, and selected a PIN but now that it has arrived it looks exactly the same as the old card. My UK CHIP & PIN card has a "visible" chip on the card.

Does your new card look any different as I can't see any difference and no way to check it before we go abroad as far as I know.

My new card is now green, says CASH REWARDS up in the left hand side and has what appears to be a gold chip on the left side also. It definitely looked different than my other card.
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My new card is now green, says CASH REWARDS up in the left hand side and has what appears to be a gold chip on the left side also. It definitely looked different than my other card.
Thanks, I'm now pretty sure they haven't sent me a CHIP & PIN card
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If anyone is looking for a chip & pin card, I took a tip from someone here about a year ago and got one here:
GlobeTrek Visa Rewards

It has worked nicely everywhere I've been. No fees, no foreign transaction fees, reward points.

Even if you're not connected to the military or Maryland businesses, the Andrews Federal Credit Union accepts members from anywhere via a $15.00 lifetime membership in the American Consumer Council (link from the AFCU website).
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It should have the shiny square thing visible on it, if it is Chip/Pin.
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