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Spring 2012

Jeff Felser 

New Benefit for Business Travelers

Welcome to the Spring edition of Payment Solutions News. As your Treasury Management resource, we're always looking for new and innovative ways to support your initiatives and make doing business easier.

This month, we're excited to introduce the new PNC Visaź Corporate Card with Chip technology. Designed for business travelers, it includes all the benefits and features of our current Corporate Card... along with an embedded microchip to make purchasing easier when doing business abroad.

Chip technology has become the preferred card format across much of Europe, Asia, and, most recently, Canada. By adding a Chip to our Corporate Card, we're improving the point-of-sale experience for our cardholders as they travel the globe, while also providing additional layers of security... a key benefit for business travelers.

By proactively offering this new payment solution, PNC is leading the way for our commercial customers. We hope you find the enhanced Corporate Card useful in your business travels.

Jeff Felser
Senior Vice President

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
New PNC Visa Corporate Card with Chip Technology
The new PNC Visa Corporate Card is equipped with a magnetic stripe and a chip. So cardholders can use it to make purchases wherever Visa cards are accepted, regardless of the technology used in a given country.
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For more information on PNC's Corporate Card, click here.

For answers to commonly asked questions about chip cards, click here.

CUSTOMER FOCUS
The Elliott Group, a global leader in turbo machinery for oil and gas, refining, petrochemical and other process and power applications, does business on six continents and sees a real need for a Corporate Card that works seamlessly abroad.
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INSIGHTS FROM VISA
Chip Acceptance is on its Way to the U.S.
By 2015, nearly all point-of-sale locations in the U.S. will be equipped to accept Chip transactions. That's because, effective October 1, 2015, Visa will institute a liability shift in the U.S. for all domestic and cross-border counterfeit transactions. The new policy will assign liability for counterfeit fraud to the party that has not made the investment in Chip cards (issuers) or terminals (merchants' acquirers).

This global counterfeit liability shift is designed to encourage Chip card issuance and acceptance, effectively creating a more secure environment for transactions worldwide.

QUICK TIP
How to Replace Your Current Cards with Chip-enabled Cards
If your employees travel frequently outside of the U.S. and already carry the PNC Corporate Card, we can issue replacement Chip cards as needed. Simply contact your Account Manager today with a list of your frequent international travelers.

National Economic Outlook
Published early each month, PNC's National Economic Outlook provides analysis and forecasts of key U.S. economic variables, such as real GDP, interest rates, inflation, income, employment, industrial production and house prices.
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PNC will be sponsoring, exhibiting and/or speaking at these events:

IOMA 8th Annual Accounts Payable Automation & Operations Conference
Date: March 13 - 16
Sentry Center
New York, New York
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The Global Commercial Cards and Payments Summit 2012
Date: March 21 - 22
Hilton New York
New York, New York
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NAPCP
Date: April 16 - 19
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Atlanta, GA
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Payments 2012 - NACHA
Date: April 28 - May 2
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
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Fusion 2012 Conference
The Institute of Financial Operations (Formerly IAPP, IARP, NAPP and TAWPI)

Date: May 13 - 17
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN
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No part of this publication may be reprinted without written permission. This newsletter provides general information only and should not be relied upon as specific legal, tax or accounting advice or recommendations.

Visaź is a registered trademark of Visa USA Inc.

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