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Wisecard and Zwipe partner on biometric payments

  • September 3, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Norwegian biometric fintech company Zwipe and Wisecard Technology, a supplier of EMV personalisation and payment products, are working together to support the industrialisation of biometric payments.

Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, Wisecard specialises in personalisation software development, primarily focusing on the smart card payment industry. As a provider of EMV personalisation services, the company will support the co-development of personalisation offerings for the Zwipe Pay family of products.

“We are excited to work closely with Zwipe to tap into the huge potential we see for biometrics in the payments market,” said Kevin Yi, vice president at Wisecard. “Zwipe has led the way in establishing a global network of partners to make the launch of biometric payment cards and wearables at scale as effortless and cost-effective as possible. We are keen to support this mission and bring safer and more secure payment options to consumers around the world.”

Smart card manufacturers should benefit from the collaboration by having access to a validated and proven personalisation process for their biometric payment cards powered by Zwipe technology.

André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe, said: “We are excited to partner with Wisecard as we continue to expand our ecosystem and our capacity to provide the most comprehensive and compelling offerings within biometric payments to smart card manufacturers and issuers, further cementing the value-add we bring to our customers.”

Wisecard Technology provides technology for smart card issuance and payment platforms. It has invested in technological innovation and product development. This has resulted in the creation of card management and personalisation payment systems, which comply with international regulations. After a decade of providing vendor independent products, Wisecard has deployed its technology in more than 60 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Middle East, south-east Asia and South America.