NEW ORLEANS — U.S. issuers are considering issuing cards that adhere to the EMV Integrated Circuit Card Specifications to customers who frequently travel abroad, according to payment executives.

The EMV security format, formerly known as the Europay, MasterCard, Visa standard, is widely used outside the United States, but U.S. financial companies have resisted the technology, because it requires a significant change to the payment infrastructure. EMV cards have embedded chips, and users must enter a PIN at the point of sale to initiate transactions.

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