Zwipe partners with NetPS to bring Biometric Payment Cards to Africa and Middle East

OSLO, NORWAY: Zwipe and NetPS, part of dzcard Group and one of the main Moroccan Smart Card Personalization Bureaus, are partnering to bring Zwipe Pay ONE enabled biometric payment cards to banks across Africa and the Middle East.

As part of this collaboration, both companies will work closely to promote the innovative Zwipe Pay ONE enabled biometric payment cards for NetPS’ issuers in Africa and the Middle East.

NetPS has a portfolio of more than 30 clients based in 15 countries across Africa. The company, which is based in Morocco, provides its first-class card personalization services to major financial institutions in the region, such as Banque Central Populaire (BCP), Société Générale, Credit Agricole du Maroc, Attijariwafa Bank, Al Barid Bank, CIH, and major Telecom operators including Maroc Telecom (part of Etisalat Group).

“As a leading provider of payment cards across Africa, we believe adding Zwipe Pay ONE enabled biometric payment cards to our portfolio creates a compelling and differentiating product to our clients. We are looking forward to working with the Zwipe team on developing some very innovative and exciting card designs, fulfillment solutions and enrolment options. We believe this new product will drive new business and significantly uplift customer loyalty for our clients,” said Younes Lahlou, CEO of NetPS.

Speaking on the new partnership, André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe said: “We are really pleased with the response across the Middle East and North Africa for Zwipe Pay ONE and are delighted to partner with NetPS in extending our reach to Morocco and beyond. With this partnership with NetPS, our dzcard Group relationship is strengthened further, giving us the opportunity to deliver next generation payment cards to the many banks looking for a more safe and secure payment card in the region. NetPS has a very strong reputation for customer service and excellence in their market and are an ideal partner for Zwipe”.

Founded in 2000, NetPS, a subsidiary of the dzcard Group, is one of the leading players in the field of smart card personalization in Morocco. The company has been certified by Visa and Mastercard since 2000. The company is a trusted partner among its Moroccan banking and telco clients supporting their African expansion with world class solutions and service. www.netps.ma

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