Forbes estimates that the total cost of fraud could top $10 billion unless the U.S. payments industry can more rapidly progress its efforts to support EMV-based chip cards by the end of the year. Even with the liability shift at the point-of-sale in October 2015 and the pending liability shift at ATMs in October 2016, many U.S. firms have been very slow to embrace chip card technology.
Data gathered recently indicates that larger merchants have made the shift to accommodate chip at the POS with many large ATM networks already chip-enabled. However, many of the small to midsized merchants and ATM network providers have not taken the measures necessary to protect their bottom lines from being damaged by fraud.
Organizations needing to accelerate their EMV migration are turning to RS Software to help them meet the challenges they face. RS Software can help payment providers take advantage of semi-integrated solutions in the marketplace. This scaled-down solution provides a faster path to EMV compliance by allowing organizations to certify with POS devices to accept EMV transactions within their POS software. It is a very scaled-down solution as a certification process.
A full EMV certification can take months to complete while the semi-integrated approach takes that overall timeframe down from months to weeks. RS Software’s EMV compliance toolset and testing workbench automates the entire testing process allowing for this important function to be completed faster. Read more below on how we helped one client get prepared for EMV and chip-based cards across all their business channels.