Zwipe partners Forzacard on biometric payment solution in Mexico


Biometric fintech company Zwipe and Forzacard, a leading domestic card manufacturer in Mexico, have agreed to develop and launch biometric cards powered by Zwipe and bring these innovations to banks and organisations looking for the latest solutions based on biometric card-authentication in Central and North America.

Forzacard is a Mexico-City based 100% Mexican company, founded in 1991, delivering more than 25 million payment cards per year across multiple countries. The company has extensive operations in Central and North America and is part of Forzaform Group, one of the oldest and most respected industrial groups in the secure printing industry. Forzacard offers a wide range of payment products and services and is a Visa, Mastercard and Carnet certified manufacturer.

“Partnering with Zwipe to develop the next generation contactless experience aligns strongly with our mission of continuous innovation. Biometric capabilities uniquely combine convenience with security and safety, uplifting the card payment experience to completely new levels. Integrating Zwipe Pay One into our smart card programme will be key to competing and securing future business in this fast-emerging segment.” says Mauricio Benavides, President of Forzaform.

Starting with biometric payment cards, Zwipe will deliver the Zwipe Pay One technology platform, technical guidance, and market support services as part of the agreement.
Speaking on the partnership, André Løvestam, CEO at Zwipe says “Mexico is leading the way in the adoption of biometric payment cards in Central and North America. Partnering with Forzacard in Mexico will enable us to respond to a strong and growing demand for biometric payment cards from banks and payment service providers in that region.”