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2021-05-11

Zwipe AS: Zwipe and Beautiful Card Corporation to bring Zwipe Pay ONE biometric payment cards to markets in Asia

OSLO, NORWAY and TAOYUAN, TAIWAN - 11th May 2021 - Biometric fintech pioneer Zwipe and Beautiful Card Corporation (BCC) are pleased to announce their partnership to bring Zwipe Pay ONE to markets in Asia. With around 520 million cards produced annually, of which around 20 million are EMV payment cards, BCC is listed as the largest scratch card manufacturer in Taiwan, the 2nd largest in Asia and 7th in the world. 

As part of the collaboration, BCC has already commenced manufacturing of biometric payment cards based on the Zwipe Pay ONE platform, embracing the next generation of biometric payment cards and aiming to address the increasing market demand for safer and more secure contactless payments. 

Since agreeing on the partnership in December 2020, the two companies have been working closely to complete the fine-tuning of the technical aspects of the solution and begin to gear up to meet the increasing demand for biometric payments. Comprehensive and rigorous tests have proven the ability to scale up production with the aim of delivering pilots and commercial deployments before the end of 2021. 

"We are seeing increasing interest in biometric payment cards in our region, especially as consumers become much more familiar with contactless payments and demand safer and more hygienic payment alternatives in store. We have worked seamlessly together and have been able to adapt our manufacturing processes to integrate Zwipe's biometric solution in our card production and are very pleased with the results. We are excited to now take this partnership to the next level," says Mrs. Peggy Wu, CEO and Chairman of BCC. 

"The Asia Pacific Region, led by countries like Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and India, continues to innovate and lead the world in many areas of payment card technology. We are very pleased that BCC is embracing the Zwipe platform and bringing our collaboration forward, to jointly address the needs of banks and consumers in Asia and global markets," says André Løvestam, CEO of Zwipe. 

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About Zwipe  
Zwipe is pioneering the next generation contactless payments experience, providing biometric payment cards components and wearables technology that enable consumers to authorize transactions with their fingerprints without compromising their privacy. Together with an ecosystem of partners including global brands within digital security and financial services, Zwipe is "Making Convenience Safe & Secure" for banks, merchants and consumers. Zwipe's solutions address the hygiene and data theft pitfalls inherent in traditional authentication methods. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence, Zwipe is leading the next great shift in payments from contactless to contact free. To learn more, visit www.zwipe.com  

For more information contact: André Løvestam, CEO, +47 991 66 135 info@zwipe.com (ado@zwipe.com)

About Beautiful Card Corporation 
Beautiful Card Corporation (BCC) was founded in October 1991. BCC has state-of-the-art equipment and professional specialists to fulfil their consistent management policy of providing high-quality products with competitive price. Since BCC's founding, they have been developing new technology in card industry as well as continuously putting efforts to the innovation and improvement of all sorts of cards. Thanks to their continuous efforts, BCC's capacity was recognized and approved by customers all over the world.  BCC's annual capacity now reaches 200 million Scratch cards, 300 million GSM SIM cards, 20 million EMV cards. BCC has obtained ISO 9001 / IS27001/ ISO14001/ ISO 45001/ ISO14298/MasterCard CQM / Visa / MasterCard / JCB / GSM SAS certifications. 

Media Contact for Beautiful Card Corporation:  shellen@beautifulcard.com

To learn more, please visit:  http://www.card.com.tw/en/about.php
 

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