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US Payments Forum Publishes Best Practices for EMV Chip Fallback Transactions at the Fuel Pump

Jun 19, 2020

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., June 9, 2020 – The U.S. Payments Forum is continuing to provide the U.S. with essential guidance on the migration to EMV chip with a new white paper on options for supporting fallback transactions in the petroleum environment. The resource released today defines fallback and covers processing magnetic stripe transactions for card programs that are not supported on the contact EMV interface of automatic fuel dispenser (AFD) terminals.

Merchants, independent software vendors, value-added resellers, acquirers and processors can access “U.S. Automated Fuel Dispenser Chip Fallback Transaction Processing Best Practices” at https://www.uspaymentsforum.org/u-s-automated-fuel-dispenser-chip-fallback-transaction-processing-best-practices/.

“Fallback transactions are considered a natural part of EMV migration as things get up and running,” said Randy Vanderhoof, director of the U.S. Payments Forum. “It’s critical that petroleum terminals can support these types of transactions, and that fuel pump owners understand what does and doesn’t qualify as a fallback. The petroleum environment has a lot of unique considerations, and the Forum has been instrumental in supporting this market – among others – with resources to support implementations of EMV which help provide clarity and guidance during this transition.”

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