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KL Hi-Tech obtains VISA Letter of Approval for its Biometric Payment Card built on the Zwipe Pay platform


KL Hi-Tech obtains VISA Letter of Approval for its Biometric Payment Card built on the Zwipe Pay platform




HYDERABAD, INDIA and OSLO, NORWAY – 15 December 2022 – KL Hi-Tech, a leading provider of secure print products and solutions in India, has obtained the Letter of Approval (LoA) from VISA for its biometric payment card built on the Zwipe Pay platform.

With this Letter of Approval (LoA), consumers can use biometric payment cards from KL Hi-Tech built on the Zwipe Pay technology working seamlessly across Visa’s global payment network. This will address the increasing market demand for more security and convenience through biometric payment authentication.

On this development, Kartik Shekar, Vice President at KL Hi-Tech said, “We are extremely proud and pleased to receive the Visa LoA allowing the issuance and deployment of our biometric cards globally. This LoA comes at a point in time where we are seeing strong interest from issuers in our core markets to launch biometric payment cards based on the Zwipe Pay platform. This is an important milestone in our journey towards developing biometric solutions for the Fintech & Banking industry in the region and enabling a more secure and seamless user experience. Given India’s appetite for the next generation of payments, and the mass adoption of digital payments, biometric cards will only supplement the country’s vision to bring technology and finance together for years to come.”

Zwipe obtained its VISA Letter of Approval (LoA) for the Zwipe Pay platform on 24 March 2022, enabling smart card manufacturers working with Zwipe to swiftly obtain VISA certification for their own biometric payment card designs.

We are pleased to see that KL Hi-Tech has now received the Visa LoA for their biometric cards based on the Zwipe Pay platform. Achieving this key milestone has a very positive impact on the commercial rollout of Zwipe Pay enabled biometric payment cards in the region. On behalf of everyone at Zwipe, I congratulate the team at KL Hi-Tech on this achievement,” said Robert Puskaric, CEO of Zwipe.


KL HI-TECH is one of India's largest banking card manufacturers with an annual production capacity of over 30 million banking cards. In 2021 it was ranked as the 2nd largest banking card manufacturer in India as per the latest Nilson Report. It is a trusted partner to Central and State Governments, Banks and Financial Institutions, Telecom Companies, Universities and Colleges, Central and State Election Commissions, and Transport Utilities, it provides fool proof and secure Smartcard and security printing solutions.

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About Zwipe

Zwipe believes the inherent uniqueness of every person is the key to a safer future. We work with great passion across networks of international organizations, industries & cultures to make convenience safe & secure. We are pioneering next-generation biometric card technology for both payment and physical & logical access control and ID solutions. We promise our customers and partners deep insight and frictionless solutions, ensuring a seamless user experience with our innovative biometric products and services. Zwipe is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with a global presence. To learn more, visit