Credit unions and other card issuers in three states haveflocked to EMV chips for member cards in recent months, but otherstates are less apt to use the technology, according new research fromN.Y.-based mobile-payments software company CardFlight.

Sampling hundreds of thousands of transactions processed throughthe company's system in all 50 states since the Oct. 1, 2015, EMV liability shift and through June 2016,CardFlight found California, New York and Massachusetts are now themost likely places merchants will encounter customers with EMVcards.

In those states, at least 76% of the cards presented tomerchants in June had EMV chips, the study said. California tookthe top slot at 80%; New York and Massachusetts followed at 79% and76%, respectively.

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