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ICPS and Zwipe brings Biometric Payment Cards to Africa

Zwipe's Pay ONE-enabled biometric payments card is on its way to banks in Africa and Asia thanks to Zwipe and ICPS partnership

Zwipe's Pay ONE-enabled biometric payments card is on its way to banks in Africa and Asia thanks to a partnership between biometric fintech company Zwipe and the international card payment processor and card personalization bureau ICPS.

The pandemic brought a lot of disruption with it, and one of them is the rise of contactless technology. A downside to this innovation is the risk it poses for users without an additional layer of security. This is the problem ICPS and Zwipe are stepping in to solve.

ICPS and Zwipe have partnered to bring biometric payment cards enabled with fingerprint sensors. With a fingerprint sensor embedded in the card, consumers will now benefit from the much-needed extra layer of security with no need to enter a PIN code on the POS terminal.

“We are delighted to collaborate with ICPS and bring the next generation of contactless payment cards to banks in Africa and Asia. ICPS’ strong position among financial institutions across Africa and Asia, and Zwipe’s disruptive technology and deep expertise within biometric payment cards, will create a strategic foundation for a mutually rewarding partnership.” André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe

Zwipe will provide the complete Zwipe Pay ONE package comprising Biometric ISO contact plate module, Passive inlay, Fingerprint sensor, OS license, and enrolment sleeves. As part of this collaboration, both companies will work closely to promote the disruptive Zwipe Pay ONE-enabled biometric payment cards for ICPS’ issuers in Africa and Asia.

“As a provider of innovative payment services in the African continent, we pride ourselves in delivering future-proof innovations. Together with Zwipe we will bring a new payment solution that will help financial institutions to differentiate their services, provide safer and much more secure payment solutions and uplift customer loyalty. Zwipe is a well-regarded technology brand in the biometric payment space and we are very happy to join forces with them." Khevin Seebah, the CEO of ICPS.

ICPS has more than 30 clients based in 22 countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The Mauritius based company, provides payment processing and consultancy services for banks, financial institutions, and telecom operators. ICPS hosts more than six million cards, drives over 600 ATMs and 11,000 point of sale terminals, and processes over 10 million transactions on its platform each month.