AIB in­tro­duces a new way to pay at Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A NEW AIB tappy wrist­band was in­tro­duced for the first time at the Kalei­do­scope Fes­ti­val, allowing fes­ti­val-go­ers to go cash­less over the week­end.

Cre­ated in part­ner­ship with Tap­pit and us­ing the lat­est RFID (radio fre­quency iden­ti­fi­ca­tion) tech­nol­ogy, the pi­lot pro­gramme saw a lim­ited run of 5,000 AIB Tappy wrist­bands made avail­able for fes­ti­val at­ten­dees and their chil­dren, who could then choose to leave their notes and coins at home and go cash­less for the week­end.

While cash, card, con­tact­less and mo­bile pay­ments were all still ac­cepted on­site, wear­ers of the wrist­bands could simply tap their band to pay for food, drink, en­ter­tain­ment and dona­tions. There were three lo­ca­tions where cus­tomers could top up their AIB Tappy wrist­bands on site at Kalei­do­scope.

Com­ment­ing on the in­tro­duc­tion of the AIB Tappy wrist­band at Kalei­do­scope, Mark Doyle, Chief Mar­ket­ing Of­fi­cer at AIB said: ‘We are al­ways look­ing for new, creative ways to en­sure our cus­tomers can bank less and do more when it comes to pay­ments. At a fes­ti­val – and es­pe­cially one with your chil­dren – the last thing some­one wants to do is miss a per­for­mance while queue­ing for an ATM or con­stantly be try­ing to make sure the kids don’t lose their pocket money.’

The AIB tappy wrist­band made its de­but at Kalei­do­scope.

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