There are no Chase chip-and-PIN credit cards. All Chase cards issued as of May 2019 are chip-and-signature credit cards. They have a small computer chip embedded inside just like chip-and-PIN cards. The difference is in how you verify your identity when you use the card. With a chip-and-signature card, you have to sign your name when you make a purchase. A chip-and-PIN card requires a four-digit PIN (Personal Identification Number). Naturally, it’s easier to do a false signature than to find out someone’s PIN. So chip-and-signature cards are slightly less secure than chip-and-PIN cards. But both types are more secure than cards that only have a magnetic stripe because they encrypt the data more.
Most chip cards issued in the U.S. are chip-and-signature cards. Chip-and-PIN is much more popular abroad. But you can use Chase chip-and-signature credit cards pretty much anywhere in the world where chip-and-PIN cards are accepted. Merchants are supposed to accept your card even if you don’t have a PIN. You might have trouble using a chip-and-signature card at an automated terminal, though.
The best Chase chip-and-signature card is Chase Sapphire Preferred. It offers a bonus of 80,000 points for spending $4,000 in the first 3 months. It also gives 2 points per $1 spent on all travel and dining purchases, along with 1 per $1 on everything else.
Sapphire Preferred points are worth 1.25 cents each toward travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards. You also have the option to transfer your points at a 1:1 ratio to 13 airline and hotel loyalty programs. The card has no foreign transaction fee, and its annual fee is $95.
Chase Sapphire Reserve® is not a chip and PIN card, it’s a chip and signature card. When it’s time to pay, you’ll have to insert your card into the machine (or sometimes swipe it), and then you may be asked to sign the touchpad or receipt to confirm the transaction. But you can still use Chase Sapphire Reserve most places that accept credit cards around the world, including most terminals equipped to accept chip and PIN cards. Chip and PIN is common in a lot of countries, like pretty much all of Europe, Mexico, Canada, South America and Asia. And Chase says Sapphire Reserve cards will work fine there.… read full answer
Here’s how to use Chase Sapphire Reserve with chip and PIN terminals:
U.S. terminals often require only a swipe or chip insertion. And if they ask for further verification, it’s typically a signature, not a PIN.
If you encounter a merchant who asks for a PIN, Chase says to tell them your card doesn’t need one.
If an unmanned kiosk asks for a PIN, you should be able to bypass it by pressing “Cancel,” “Enter” or “Continue.”
If the merchant or terminal really won’t take your card without a PIN, you may have to just pay in cash or use an alternate card.
It’s also good to note that if you’ve been a Sapphire Reserve cardholder for a long time, you could have an older version of the card that only has a magnetic stripe. If you request a replacement card, the new one will come with a chip. You can request a new card by calling Chase customer service at 1-800-935-9935 or by logging in to your online account.
A chip-and-PIN credit card works a lot like a traditional debit card at an ATM. Rather than swiping a magnetic stripe credit card, you insert (or “dip”) a chip-and-PIN card into a payment terminal and follow the prompt to input your PIN. The PIN is then compared to information stored on the embedded computer chip, and the transaction is either approved or denied.… read full answer
Such transactions are the norm in many countries and are becoming increasingly common in the United States, as the country transitions to EMV payments. But chip-based cards still come with magnetic stripes because there are many places where you won’t be able to use the chip-and-PIN feature. You will have to swipe your card, like with a normal credit card.
There are a few ways to get a cash advance on a credit card without a PIN. The easiest way to withdraw cash from a credit card without a PIN is to visit a bank that does business with your credit card company, ask the teller for a cash advance, and present your card along with a government-issued photo ID. You could also ask your credit card’s issuer for so-called … read full answercredit access checks, which you can then use to withdraw cash from your credit line.
The other ways to get a cash advance on a credit card without a PIN are to purchase a money order from the likes of MoneyGram or Western Union, or link your credit card account to a service such as Amazon Pay. Alternatively, using an app such as Venmo, PayPal or Cash App can also help you pay people and businesses that can’t accept credit cards directly. Those services often charge a fee for using a credit card, but the transaction may actually be processed as a payment rather than a cash advance.
To get a cash advance with a credit card at an ATM, however, you need a PIN. But getting one is easy. If you didn’t create a PIN when you activated your card, you should be able to call customer service, choose your number and get it set it up right away. Some issuers, such as Bank of America and Discover, also let you set a PIN online.
Whether or not you use a PIN, you’ll want to be careful about cash advances. They typically charge high interest rates and a 3%-5% fee. Plus, there’s no grace period, so interest starts accruing as soon as you complete the transaction. But unforeseen circumstances arise for everyone, so here are your options if you need cash but don’t have a PIN.
How to Withdraw Cash From a Credit Card Without a PIN:
Bank teller: You can get a cash advance without a PIN at a bank branch, but you’ll need both your credit card and a government issued photo ID like a driver’s license or passport.
Access checks: If your credit card issuer has sent you access, or convenience, checks, you can use them to withdraw cash at any bank that accepts them. Access checks are blank checks that draw on your credit line rather than your checking account. Some issuers send access checks without being asked, but you can also request them by calling customer service. Keep in mind that access checks are subject to the same high APRs and lack of grace periods as cash advances.
Money-transfer service: You can buy a money order with a credit card from a service such as Western Union or MoneyGram. This would allow you to transfer funds to a recipient using just a phone number or email address. It won’t give you cash on the spot, but it could make it possible to ultimately spend part of your credit line in cash if you transfer the money to the right person. The transaction likely will be treated as a cash advance, however.
Digital payment service: Apps such as PayPal,Venmo and Cash App allow you to make payments from a linked credit card account. That could remove the need to withdraw cash altogether, though these services usually charge a fee. The transaction may or may not be considered a cash advance, too, depending on the service and the credit card. Similarly, you can link a credit card to an Amazon Pay account and pay a merchant that way. The merchant needs an Amazon "Recipient Name," however. And if you don’t mark the payment as being for "goods and services," the transaction will be considered a cash advance.
So, there are a handful of different ways to get a cash advance on a credit card without a PIN. Just remember that cash advances tend to be quite expensive and should be reserved for emergencies.
If you need a way to access cash on a regular basis, it’s best to look for a cheaper, more sustainable alternative. Two options in particular are good for the job, though each will usually require a PIN of its own.
For example, you could just get cash with a debit card. You won’t be able to borrow money with a debit card, but it would enable you to make purchases from cash-only merchants. Just go to an ATM or make a small purchase at a store and select the cash back option.
Using a prepaid card is another possibility. A prepaid card is like a checking account with a debit card, minus the checkbook. You can use it to make purchases directly or to withdraw cash from ATMs. But it only allows you to use your own money and doesn’t help you build credit.
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