German banks (credit unions) are starting to issue ATM cards that have only a chip, no magnetic stripes (German language news article).

Can such a card currently (May 2014) be used in US ATM machines and points of sale, considering that chip and pin is still uncommon in the USA?


US ATMs and POS require magnetic strip, chip-and-pin only cards will not work almost anywhere in the US. This is starting to change, especially after the Target fiasco, but we're not there yet.

  • Has the situation changed significantly in the past 3 years? – gerrit Mar 3 '17 at 10:38

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