Citibank issues chip-enabled government travel cards

Citibank has started issuing chip and PIN-enabled travel cards for the US government.

Citibank has started issuing chip and PIN-enabled travel cards for the US government to enhance the security and convenience of government travel and pay systems.

The new cards embedded with a microchip will be issued to new applicants and individuals with lost or stolen cards and whose cards are due to expire in 2015.

The chip and PIN technology will encrypt each transaction enhancing data security and protecting cardholders’ personal information and the government’s sensitive transaction and payment data.

Air Force financial services director Eric Cuebas said: “If the current card will expire while TDY, the traveler should update the address at least 60 days prior to the expiration date of the current GTC to ensure delivery of the replacement card to the new address.

“If the card is not expiring while TDY but the traveler feels they need an early reissuance of the chip card, they should contact their agency program coordinator (APC).”