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Gas EMV migration is leaving merchants holding the bag (Written by John Drechny)

Jan 30, 2020

Merchants in the Automated Fuel Dispenser (AFD) arena must have EMV compliant solutions in place by October of 2020 or they will bear the liability of fraudulent transactions that take place at the pump.

Some claim retailers are dragging their feet in updating their systems to be compliant with chip cards. This is not the full story. Merchants feel it is imperative that stakeholders collaborate to meet the deadline the card networks set forth.

The networks will not delay the liability shift date, despite the fact the U.S. fuel retailing ecosystem is more complex than any other country, and industry stakeholders recognize that solutions came to the market late. The MAG asked all the network brands for a delay, and they responded with a clear message that no further postponements are forthcoming.

By John Drechny

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