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Old 12th November, 2008, 10:56 AM
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Visa Revamps Humble Credit Card

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As (presumably) people with a passing interest in technology (yes, even you Motorola fans) I'd suspect online shopping is a fairly regular occurrence in your day-to-day lives. In which case I suspect you share my commonconcern about the wisdom of sharing that vital 'proof of ownership' security code printed on the back of your cards with every single transaction? Thankfully, so does Visa.
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Old 12th November, 2008, 12:36 PM
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That's nice. However, the card issuers actually have to issue the thing for it to get out into the marketplace.

I also wonder how well it'll stand up to wear (if you don't change the PIN, will the worn keys be obvious) and tear (If you shove it in your wallet in your back pocket, how well will it last?)
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It could make sense if they were to issue you with 2 normal cards.

Only one of them would be acceptable for online payments, call it your "home card", keep it safe at home. The other one would have different numbers, and would not work online, this one you would carry around.
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To be honest, it'd probably be more useful to be able to use the card with chip'n'pin, given how easy it is to intercept some issuers card details. At least it'd make it difficult for anyone to actually use the card details if they were stolen.
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