In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Visa is further delaying the EMV liability shift for U.S. domestic automated fuel dispenser (AFD) transactions until April 17, 2021.
Please click on the following link for more information: https://www.convenience.org/Media/Press-Releases/2020/Visa-Delays-EMV-Deadline-for-AFDs-to-April-2021#.Xqx7aZ5Kipp.
Despite a formal request from NACS, as of today the Card Brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) have not indicated that they will delay the October 1, 2020 counterfeit liability shift in response to COVID-19.
We do not anticipate any decisions or responses for several months.
The Card Brands are aware of the equipment delays, extended order lead-times, and technician availability issues that are surfacing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
2020 is officially here. October 1, 2020, marks the date on which petroleum retailers will be held responsible for credit card fraud that takes place at fuel dispensers that are not equipped to handle EMV transactions. There are only 186 working days until the EMV liability shift and technician availability will diminish quickly.
In 2019, both of the leading retail petroleum POS platform providers, Verifone and Gilbarco, will transition from directly providing a network security solution to a certified Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP) program. This has been prompted by the network brands who have made MNSP a requirement. To maintain secure remote access for helpdesk support and software updates, both Verifone Commander and Gilbarco Passport customers must transition to a certified MNSP. Using a certified MNSP is also a key requirement for supporting outdoor EMV transactions.