KFC switches on EMV chip cards with Ingenico tech

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KFC is finally converting its point of sale terminals to accept EMV chip cards, opting for a semi-integrated system to accept all payment types.

Ingenico Group says KFC will migrate its U.S. payments system to Ingenico's Telium semi-integrated software to simplify its conversion to EMV card acceptance and reduce its scope for Payment Card Industry security standards compliance.

In using Ingenico smart terminals at the counters and in the drive-throughs, KFC is also providing customers with all forms of payments options — EMV chip-and-PIN, EMV chip-and-signature, magstripe and NFC/contactless.

“Upgrading our payment terminals wasn’t just about migrating to EMV, it was about helping to protect our customers’ payment information and giving them the ability to pay the way they want, whether it’s by using their mobile device or their credit card,” Chris Caldwell, KFC U.S. chief information officer, said in a Tuesday press release.

Ingenico Group’s iSC250 and iPP350 smart terminals will operate at counters and iPP350 smart terminals at the drive-throughs. Ingenico says sensitive cardholder data is routed around the point of sale to processors, allowing KFC to better protect its customers’ payment information.

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