BNZ, ANZ chips in for smart cards

The Bank of New Zealand will begin issuing smart credit cards with built-in microchips by the end of the year.

BNZ spokeswoman Dee Crooks says it is "in the process of developing chip functionality" for a range of its credit cards.

ANZ National spokeswoman Jessamy Malcolm Cowper says it introduced smart travel cards in November and will begin upgrading all other credit cards this year.

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