Visa and MasterCard are both beginning to issue unembossed credit cards, named Unembossed Visa and MasterCard Unembossed. These cards are specifically designed for electronically use only, as there is no raised (embossed) information to be imprinted.
How will this affect you, as a merchant?
If you have an electronic terminal you can process these unembossed cards exactly as you would process any other card. However, if you can’t process the card electronically for any reason, request another form of payment, as you cannot create a manul imprint of the flat cards.
All unembossed cards are printed with “ELECTRONIC USE ONLY” on the front of the card. These new cards do not require a new decal, equipment or any system changes, and they are covered by your existing merchant agreement.
If you have any questions about accepting unembossed cards, please give us a call!