Smart card manufacturer Masria Digital Payments (MDP) has tapped Zwipe for biometric payments solutions.

Under the agreement, Zwipe will enable MDP to integrate and launch biometric payment cards.

Zwipe will also support MDP’s launch of biometric-enabled wearable devices.

Zwipe CEO André Løvestam said: “Zwipe is thrilled to win a new strategic customer wanting to pilot our current product platform to pave the way for early deployment of our future offering, Zwipe Pay ONE.

“Working together we can unlock many opportunities in a part of the world that is proving to be a first mover when it comes to biometric payments.”

MDP EVP Ahmed Nafie added: “To continue MDP’s long tradition of technology leadership, we are integrating Zwipe’s current biometric payment platform now to educate the market and get prepared for Zwipe Pay ONE.”

MDP provides card services, processing and digital payment suites to clients across the financial, government and retail industries. The company has operations in 35 countries and three continents.

At the end of 2019, Giesecke + Devrient (G+D) Mobile Security, a German mobile security technology firm, selected Zwipe to develop a biometric payment device.

Zwipe also collaborated with French security and identity solutions provider IDEMIA last year to bring new biometric payments card platform to the market.