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The Ink Plus® Business Credit Card is one of my favorite business cards, between the big sign-up bonus, waived foreign transaction fees, and generous category bonuses, including 5x points on office supply stores, and on cellular phone, landline, internet, and cable TV services.
Via Travel With Grant, it appears that Chase is now issuing the Ink Cards with chip & signature technology. When they make changes like these, usually new applications get the new technology, and then over time they replace all existing cards, so I suspect that will be the case here as well. I called Chase, and it appears that they’ve been issuing them with chip & signature technology since July 18, 2014, and if you call now, they’ll send you a new chip & signature card.
Chips are extremely useful for travel in Europe, though I do wish the cards were chip & PIN instead of just chip & signature. Chip & PIN is the norm in Europe, and is what works at many automated machines, like train stations.
In that regard, Barclaycard has been ahead of the curve, as the Arrival Plus™ World Elite Mastercard® has chip & PIN technology.
For most of my international travel I continue to use the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, not just for the waived foreign transaction fees, but for the double points on dining and travel (which is what virtually all of my spend consists of when traveling internationally, between hotels, transportation, restaurants, etc.). That card also has chip & signature technology.