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Zwipe Makes Merkur Market Debut

Zwipe Makes Merkur Market Debut

“In making its pitch to investors, Zwipe had emphasized its position as a technology supplier in the emerging biometric payment cards market, and the company maintained this theme in a statement announcing its Merkur Market debut.” Zwipe has reached an important corporate milestone, announcing that its shares are now trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange’s…

Oversubscribed Zwipe Share Offering Rakes in Capital

Oversubscribed Zwipe Share Offering Rakes in Capital

“Much of the excitement can be attributed to a broader buzz over the emergence of fingerprint-scanning payment cards, an area in which Zwipe has established a solid footing ahead of large-scale rollouts.” Zwipe‘s big share offering last week proved to be a great success, the company reports. The fingerprint biometrics specialist had announced that it…

Zwipe Announces Major Share Offering

Zwipe Announces Major Share Offering

Zwipe has announced a plan to raise up to NOK 120 million, or about $13.7 million USD, through private and public equity. An initial tranche will comprise a private placement offered to major shareholders and “certain new investors in Norway and Sweden,” the company explained in a statement. Zwipe said these interests have “pre-committed” to…

Financial Services Leaders Want Biometric Smart Cards: Survey

Financial Services Leaders Want Biometric Smart Cards: Survey

Financial services industry leaders have a strong appetite for biometric payment cards and are even willing to pay for one, suggest the results of a Zwipe survey at last week’s Fintech Connect event in London. Eighty percent of respondents said their payments are ‘always’ contactless, with 19 percent saying they make contactless payments ‘sometimes’. More…

Feitian Teams with Fingerprint Cards for Biometric Sensor Tech

Feitian Teams with Fingerprint Cards for Biometric Sensor Tech

Fingerprint Cards and Feitian have teamed up on biometric cards, announcing that the former’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module will be incorporated into Feitian’s contactless payment cards. It’s the latest twist in the rapidly evolving biometric payment cards industry, with Feitian previously having collaborated extensively with another fingerprint sensor specialist, IDEX. The two companies first announced…

Goode Intelligence Announces Inaugural Biometric Summit New York

Goode Intelligence Announces Inaugural Biometric Summit New York

One of the industry’s leading analyst groups has organized a major new event: Goode Intelligence has announced that the inaugural Biometric Summit New York will take place early next year, on Thursday, April 4th. Some big names are already on board. Sponsors of the event include fingerprint biometrics specialists Zwipe and Precise Biometrics, as well…

New Zwipe VP Brings Biometric Cards Expertise

New Zwipe VP Brings Biometric Cards Expertise

A trade journalist who has covered biometric cards extensively is Zwipe‘s new Vice President of Business Development. Antonio D’Albore is the founder and Editor in Chief of Embedded Security News, and the author of “The Rise of Biometric Cards“, an extensive research report published near the start of this year. He has also held executive…

Ten Middle Eastern Banks Trial Zwipe Biometric Payment Cards

Ten Middle Eastern Banks Trial Zwipe Biometric Payment Cards

Ten Middle Eastern banks are now trialing biometric payment cards featuring Zwipe technology, the company has announced. The trials commenced this week, and are the product of a collaboration with Lebanon-based FinTech solutions provider Areeba, as well as Unilux Cards and Gemalto. The cards in play are Visa payment cards, featuring a built-in fingerprint sensor…

Zwipe Teams with STS on Biometric Card Manufacturing

Zwipe Teams with STS on Biometric Card Manufacturing

Zwipe has teamed up with Smart Technology Services (STS) to develop a manufacturing system for biometric payment cards. In a statement announcing the partnership, the companies asserted that STS sees biometric payment cards as “the next major market opportunity in the payment cards industry,” adding that the French company “has developed a specific implanting module to…

Zwipe Partners with Philippines’ Allcard, Hopes for H2 2019 Orders for Biometric Payment Cards

Zwipe Partners with Philippines’ Allcard, Hopes for H2 2019 Orders for Biometric Payment Cards

“The companies said that they anticipate initial trials with some of those leading banks to begin in the first quarter of next year…” A new corporate partnership has given Zwipe a foothold in the Philippines market for biometric payment cards. The company has teamed up with Allcard, a Mastercard- and Visa-accredited, end-to-end card solutions provider…

Money20/20 China: Tappy Showcases Wearable Biometric Payments

Money20/20 China: Tappy Showcases Wearable Biometric Payments

“At Money20/20, Tappy is highlighting its partnerships with financial services firms such as Barclays, ICICI Bank, India’s Axis Bank, and Expresspay Card, a card issuer co-created by Bank of China and China UnionPay.” Hong Kong-based Tappy Technologies is showing off its wearable payment solutions at this week’s Money20/20 show in China. The company’s payment solutions…

Cypress Semiconductor Collaboration Drastically Reduces Zwipe Card’s Power Use

Cypress Semiconductor Collaboration Drastically Reduces Zwipe Card’s Power Use

“The companies worked together to develop a new Microcontroller Unit based on Cypress Semiconductor’s PSoC 6 line, resulting in a new inlay solution that uses 70 percent less power.” Ahead of an important certification push, Zwipe has announced that it has reduced the power consumption of its dual interface biometric payment card. The technological achievement…

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

Fingerprint Cards Tech to Be Used in Italian Biometric Payment Card Trial

“It’s the latest sign of the escalating activity in the nascent biometric payment cards market.” Fingerprint Cards technology is going to be used in Italy’s first trial of biometric payment cards, the company has announced. The trial will be the result of a collaboration with Zwipe and Gemalto, whose card solution uses a sensor model…

Zwipe Announces Fingerprint Enrollment Solutions for Biometric Cards

Zwipe Announces Fingerprint Enrollment Solutions for Biometric Cards

Zwipe has announced new white label fingerprint enrollment solutions aimed at enabling financial institutions to easily get their customers registered for biometric payment cards. One of the solutions is an at-home enrollment kit designed to be mailed to customers – the solution is thin enough to be mailed in a standard envelope. Once received, a…

Zwipe Appoints New Head of Certification

Zwipe Appoints New Head of Certification

“Zwipe further explained that together with its partners, it is ‘now entering into the phase where dual-interface biometric payment cards can be certified based on specifications defined by the leading payment networks…’” A new Zwipe executive could prove to be a powerful agent in the company’s efforts to promote its biometric card technology. Pierre Girod,…

Zwipe and Tappy’s Biometric Wearable Could be a ‘Game Changer’

Zwipe and Tappy’s Biometric Wearable Could be a ‘Game Changer’

“Zwipe is paving the way to enable financial services in wearable devices, in addition to payment cards. Tappy Technologies is a proven leader in this segment and we are very excited to join forces in bringing this innovative solution into the hands of the consumer.” -André Løvestam, CEO, Zwipe A new partnership is poised to…

New Zwipe Partnerships VP Brings Payments Sector Experience

New Zwipe Partnerships VP Brings Payments Sector Experience

Zwipe‘s executive team has a new appointee with considerable experience in the payments sector. Marcio Stervid, the company’s new VP of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, comes to Zwipe from a previous role as the head of Strategic Partnerships for secure payment solutions provider AltaPay, a position he held for just under a year and a…

FPC Tech to Feature in Zwipe-Silone Partnership

FPC Tech to Feature in Zwipe-Silone Partnership

“Fingerprint Cards is a longstanding partner of Zwipe. The two companies announced a strategic partnership back in 2016, which would focus on the development of biometric smart cards.” Fingerprint Cards is celebrating Zwipe’s new distribution agreement with Silone CardTech, announcing that it has a hand in the collaboration. The partnership was announced by Zwipe yesterday.…

Zwipe Gets Chinese Distribution Partner for Biometric Card Solution

Zwipe Gets Chinese Distribution Partner for Biometric Card Solution

“The partnership is the latest sign that biometric payment cards are soon going to represent an important part of the payments market” Zwipe has a new distribution partner for its biometric payment card technology. The company has teamed up with Silone CardTech, a Shenzhen-based card manufacturer certified by Mastercard, Visa, JCB, and China UnionPay. The…

BRIEF: Some Highlights from Money20/20 Europe 2018

BRIEF: Some Highlights from Money20/20 Europe 2018

This year’s Money20/20 Europe is a wrap, and as always, the event offered a lot to take in. At its new home in the RAI in Amsterdam, Money20/20 Europe attracted more than 5,000 attendees from over 1,500 companies as well as major media attention, and covered innovations in a wide range of areas, from AI…

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