EMV (EuroPay-MasterCard-Visa) is commonly known as “pin and chip”. The primary benefit of EMV is to help retail businesses reduce fraud by detecting counterfeit credit cards. As of October 2015, all card processing banks are required to support EMV technology.


As a law firm you are not required to process EMV. This is due to the fact that most firms are not at risk for accepting counterfeit credit cards, and do not process payments through a retail point of sale system. Be that as it may, it is important for your firm to maintain PCI compliance. If you have any questions about PCI Compliance, our support team is available to assist you.