Much like the predicted end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012, the April 1, 2013 deadline for processors to adopt EMV chip card technology seems likely come and go without much fanfare, an official at an EMV education firm says.

The deadline will provide a goal, but it’s probable the credit card brands will push back the compliance date for chip card acceptance by at least a year, says Stewart Chalmers, executive director of the EMV Academy in Toluca Lake, Calif.

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