How Visa Credit Cards Are Keeping You Safe From Fraud

January 19, 2018
Updated 7mo ago

Stephanie Ericksen, Vice President of Global Risk Products for Visa, explains how the company is stepping up its card security. Despite a series of high profile data breaches, Ericksen says the average consumer is actually very safe.

Ericksen notes 95% of transactions made in the U.S. are now made using chip-enabled cards. Merchants with chip-enabled readers have reported a 66% drop in fraud cases.

Visa is exploring biometric card security, as well. Iris scanning and voice recognition could be card security options in the future. Ericksen also notes 40% of Visa transactions aren't made using a card at all, but instead through Apple Pay.