e-Cards and IDEMIA Collaborate to Localize Innovative Payment Technologies and Services in Egypt

Implementing IDEMIA’s best-in-class Card Personalization System (CPS) technology, e-Cards now looks set to fulfil its ambition as a leader in providing innovative card solutions nationwide across Egypt and beyond.

e-Cards, a subsidiary of e-Finance Investment Group, the state-owned e-payment firm in Egypt, has signed an agreement with IDEMIA where it will implement IDEMIA’s CPS technology in its production facilities in the capital, Cairo. This technology upgrade will enable e-Cards to significantly enhance its on-site capabilities to become a leading provider of next generation multi-application card solutions for Egypt’s payment market with the potential for further reach.

This partnership signifies a milestone in e-Card’s continuing growth story. IDEMIA’s industry-renowned CPS suite will serve to upgrade our technological capabilities and allow our Egyptian workforce to learn, first-hand, industry-leading technology.

Now e-Cards will have the ability to deliver end-to-end solutions, which includes digital offerings, to our enterprise customers that are truly ‘Made in Egypt’. e-Cards is proud to play our part in the nation’s Vision 2030, which aims to build a diversified knowledge-based economy and grow the local technical talent pool.
Mahmoud Kamal, CEO, e-Cards

With IDEMIA’s CPS technology suite, e-Cards can now increase its capacity to produce innovative multi-application cards that can be used for functions such as transport, in addition to payment. With this agreement, e-Card’s Cairo facility will now be part of IDEMIA’s global network of over 50 state-of-the-art personalization centers and partner sites. This enables e-Card to offer customers the option of a strong business continuity plan.

The relationship between e-Cards and IDEMIA’s Financial Institution business has grown from strength to strength. Together with e-Cards, we have supported the development of Egypt’s payment space such as dual interface migration, introducing multi-application products and various financial inclusion initiatives. This agreement demonstrates our growing commitment to Egypt and our faith in the country’s developing economy.
Julia Schoonenberg, Senior VP (Middle East & Africa) Financial Institutions, IDEMIA

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  • About e-Cards - Originally established in 2009 as e-finance’s card services line of business, with a successful track record of over 15 years and +50 million cards circulating in the market to date. E Cards was established as an independent subsidiary of e-Finance Investment Group in 2020.

    E Cards is Egypt’s governmental cards market leader providing End-to-End Integrated Solutions, being the leading personalization center in Africa with manufacturing, personalization, management and processing of millions of transactions yearly for Meeza, VISA and Mastercard.
    E Cards develop and provide a wide range of Smart solutions and innovation such as Multiapplication EMV cards, utilities Cards, Transportation solution, Digital identity solution and automated KYC solution.
    For more information, visit https://www.ecards.com.eg/

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