Biometric payment cards powered by Zwipe have been introduced by Kuwait International Bank (KIB). Elite VIP clients of the bank will be able to access the new offering through the VISA ‘Infinite Black’ program.

In a partnership with Kuwait International Bank, Zwipe will provide its VISA-approved Zwipe Pay solution for biometric payment cards. The answer is the result of many years of research and pilot testing carried out in many regions. One of Zwipe’s local partners, Inkript, a developer of digital security solutions, will make the cards.

In response to the introduction of the new cards, Deema Al Mulaifi, assistant general manager of operations at KIB, said: “KIB prides itself on being a progressive Islamic bank that continues to provide its customers with a distinctive banking experience improved by greater convenience and security.

“We are glad to announce that the new biometric card, which is intended to offer convenience and ease of access with a high level of security against fraud attempts, now allows our Black Banking sector customers to take advantage of cutting-edge technology. One distinctive feature that sets KIB apart from competitors is our capacity to continue providing our customers with on-demand, customized, and creative products and services.

“The biometric card feature has the ability to offer our consumers a new way that enhances their lifestyle because they can easily perform POS transactions by requesting the Visa Infinite card and activating the fingerprint. The bank’s ‘Black Banking’ segment customers benefit from a variety of other premium banking features and special rewards in addition to this secure and straightforward payment solution, which is in line with the Bank’s new authentication system.

“Biometric cards for Kuwaiti consumers”

“Visa is committed to developing and investing in emerging capabilities such as biometrics for the benefit of consumers,” said Shashank Singh, vice president and general manager for Kuwait and Qatar at VISA. This is why we’re excited to work with Kuwait International Bank and Zwipe to provide consumers in Kuwait this cutting-edge biometric card so they can now experience quick, secure payments.

“We are proud and honored that the latest generation of biometric cards based on Zwipe’s solution has been launched in Kuwait by KIB, which is taking the lead globally with this initiative,” added Ramzi Saboury, general manager for the MEA Region at Zwipe. We value KIB’s confidence in Zwipe Pay for enabling it to achieve this milestone. Along the way, Visa has also been a significant participant and collaborator. From registration through payment, Zwipe Pay offers the finest user experience while maintaining the privacy of biometric data.

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