AIB introduces a new way to pay at Kaleidoscope Festival
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.