International Travel Advisory Webcast: Paying With Plastic Abroad

SOURCE: JustAskGemalto

Find Out Why Your U.S. Credit Card May Get Declined Overseas

AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  As reported in The New York Times and USA Today, Americans are encountering issues when attempting to pay with their credit and debit cards abroad. One of the main reasons U.S. travelers are having difficulty using their credit and debit cards abroad is due to technology differences in other regions around the world. While U.S. credit cards use old magnetic stripe, 22 countries are migrating (or have plans to migrate) to the more advanced and more secure chip and PIN technology.

Leading travel, financial and retail partners are joining together to educate consumers on this subject — why it is happening and ways to ensure your travel experience is a positive one.

The webcast, “What You Need to Know About Using your Credit Card Abroad,” features travel and technology experts including Jamie Henry, Director of Payment Services for Wal-Mart; Michael Tulipan, executive editor of; Chris Christensen,; Jack Jania, vice president and general manager of secure transactions for Gemalto, and Jim Burke, international traveler and economist.

Title: What You Need to Know About Using Your Credit Card Abroad
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Time: 12:00 p.m. CT
Duration: 45 minutes including Q&A
Cost: Free
Registration Link:

Register for this Webcast to:
1. Prepare for the next time you, or someone you know, travels internationally
2. Hear the personal experiences of international travelers and their advice for you
3. Understand the credit card technology shift, how it is unfolding in the U.S. and what it means for you
4. Learn why Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, is moving to a different payment technology

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We use electronic devices on a frequent, if not daily basis — our PC or Mac, BlackBerry, iPhone, cell phone, epassport, credit card, and employee badge. They bring us freedom and convenience and we depend on these devices to carry and exchange our personal information. Along with this freedom comes the responsibility to safeguard our identity, personal data and financial transactions. answers consumer questions about how to better enjoy the conveniences of the digital world and how to secure one’s digital identity and information while surfing, buying, traveling and communicating.

Contact Info:
Lauran Driver
WCG for JustAskGemalto

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