US card with payment conversion?

I was wondering, if you were shipped a contactless credit card from the US, would you be able to do this with one of those?

It says on the link you sent, not currently. Needs to be a bank MicroCard not a full sized card.

Also please note for people who use bPay: Barclaycard wants to invalidate and reissue their chips so don’t get one for now!

Shouldn’t matter where it was issued (outside of the above issue with Barclaycard in the UK), as long as it’s in the MicroCard format. So yes, a US card would work, but only if it’s issued in the MicroCard format.

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But are there even micro payment cards in the US market?

A quick Google shows I couldn’t find any. Will do some digging.

The issue with the US is its only now that chips common are they rolling out contactless cards. The amount of times in new york I got told “Oh cool your card has ‘apple pay’ on it!” because its just not a thing there and people don’t know better.

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Even tho the USA was one if not the first country to offer contactless cards.

They weren’t really. The US started with bad standards, whereas the rest of the world did it properly a few years later - Australia has entirely banned signatures for payments pretty much and it’s been like that for well over 5 years.

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Did not say they did it well, just that it was there earlier.

aha this is true… we were the first… it lasted… ohh… 6 months… the banks just started handing out cards with contactless payment inside… no announcement… nobody knew wtf it was or even how it worked… these cards had the magstripe and contactless… no chip, just those two. i remember getting a spate of them from various banks i had accounts at… but no public education, no ads, nothing… and no terminals… nobody and i mean nobody had any contactless terminals… so it was utterly useless and stupid, and once the crazy nutjobs here got wind there was a “wireless tracking chip inside your bank card” shit went nuts and people were microwaving their bank cards like morons… then banks realized they were paying twice the price per card to be manufactured with contactless inside and promptly stopped doing that… and the whole thing failed.

then google wallet happened… and that failed… agian, no terminals, no education, and mobile carriers were trying to do their own payment shit so they would block the wallet app on their crappy carrier-raped versions of android…

then apple sat patiently … they worked with emvco to create a driving reason for merchants to upgrade their terminals… the “liability shift”… merchants would be liable for all fraud if magstripes were used… this prompted to upgrade of millions of payment terminals across the country…

suddenly - apple pay… bam… contactless reborn in the USA…

…but it still sucks if it’s not apple pay.

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