Next Generation biometric cards announced by MEPS, Zwipe, Mastercard

Next Generation biometric cards announced by MEPS, Zwipe, Mastercard

Middle East Payment Services have announced the launch of their new biometric payment cards based on the Zwipe Pay solution, using Mastercard’s Biometrics Card technology.

Leading regional players (MENA) in card issuance, MEPS is a principal member of major issuing and acquiring schemes.

As a result of deep collaboration, Zwipe and MEPS have tested and successfully piloted new biometric cards based on the Zwipe Pay platform for biometric payment cards, and approved by Mastercard.

These pilots, conducted over the previous months, led to this major milestone, making it possible for several banks and issuers to launch the cards swiftly.

According to Ali Jabbar, CEO at MEPS, “MEPS is ready to provide banks and issuers in Jordan and the region with the first worldwide Mastercard Zwipe biometric card, a testament to the innovation we continuously strive to bring to our region.”

Ramzi Saboury, General Manager for the Middle East and Africa Region at Zwipe, said: “This milestone achieved by MEPS is a breakthrough in the biometric cards arena, paving the way for many banks to launch Zwipe Pay-based cards. We are proud and honoured that the latest generation of biometric cards based on Zwipe’s solution is commercially launching in Jordan in collaboration with Mastercard, taking the lead globally with this initiative.”