GASTRO FESTIVALS LAUNCHED FESTIPAY’S FESTIVAL SEASON  2017-05-17

Budapest, 7 May 2017 – The festival season of 2017 traditionally started with Gastro Festivals for Festipay: the first weekend of May, the 5th Food Truck Show Hungary was held and at the end of April the Hú!SVÉT gastro event in Palkonya was held cashless with Festipay. The Food Truck Show was held for the […]

Continue reading →
Festipay has introduced its intelligent payment solution at CeBIT 2017-05-03

Hungary brings a tradition of innovation to CeBIT, the world’s state-of-the-art technology expo  Hannover, 24/03/2017. – Festipay participated in the Global Event for Digital Business – CeBIT 2017 held in Hannover, Germany on March 20th until 24th. CeBIT, the giant technology trade expo held each year in Hannover, Germany, is regarded as the largest event […]

Continue reading →
7 million contactless transactions: this is how we paid at festivals in 2016 2016-10-27

The number of contactless transactions at festivals this year increased one third compared to last year, according to data recently published by Festipay Zrt.: while last year’s figure was 5.5 million, this year festival-goers paid via cashless solutions 7 million times. More than 3 million contactless transactions were executed at the largest music festival in […]

Continue reading →
More than 3 million transactions have been completed at the Sziget Festival   2016-08-23

Budapest, August 23 2016. – Sziget Festival, which is the largest musical festival of the region, almost half million visitors completed more than 3 million card transactions during the 7 days of the festival. This year the number of bank card payments has almost doubled. The Festipay Prepaid MasterCard, presented at the Sziget Festival for […]

Continue reading →
Festipay Launches its Limited Edition MasterCard Prepaid Card at the Sziget Festival 2016-07-11

The pre-loadable Festipay Prepaid Card, which is accepted at all MasterCard acceptance points and is proper for online use, will have its debut at the Sziget Festival. According to MasterCard’s survey, two-thirds of the Hungarian population is especially open for prepaid payment solutions that are independent from a bank, are available quickly and easily, and […]

Continue reading →
Festipay expanding in Romania 2016-06-13

Budapest, June 13, 2016 – Festipay provides cashless payment solutions to five different Romanian festivals this year. The first one of the season was the first Bucharest Gourmet gastro festival. Festipay entered the Romanian market in 2015 by working with Untold Festival in Cluj. Along with the most popular Hungarian festivals (Sziget, EFOTT, Volt, Balaton […]

Continue reading →
The number of cashless transactions doubled on the Gourmet festival 2016-05-20

Budapest, May 20, 2016 – The total money spent by customers and the average amounts deposited onto festival cards rise year by year on the Gourmet festival; this year, it was a 25% rise based on data released by Festipay. Numbers indicate that the number of contactless bank card users on the gastro festival has […]

Continue reading →
Cashless payments are growing at festivals 2016-04-13

There could be one quarter again as many card transactions at this year’s festivals  Budapest, April 12, 2016 – Festipay expects the number of cashless transactions to reach 7 million at this year’s festivals, representing a considerable increase of 27% compared to last year’s 5.5 million. In Hungary, the proportion of electronic payment solutions grows […]

Continue reading →
Sziget and Cardnet launch joint company for cashless payments   2016-01-27

Budapest, January 27, 2016 – Leading bank-independent electronic solutions provider Cardnet and Hungary’s top festival organizer Sziget LLC. have launched a joint company. This unique initiative combines the experience of the internationally renowned festival organizer with the expertise of the cashless payment provider. The new company will aim to become a key player not only […]

Continue reading →
The huge success of festivals utilizing cashless payment methods on the European Festival Awards 2016-01-15

On 13 January 2016 the best European festivals were awarded at the prestigious European Festival Awards in Groningen, Netherlands. Three partners of cashless payment service provider Festipay were announced as the best of their respective categories. Untold Festival, which is held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, was named the Best Major Festival of 2015. Telekom VOLT Festival […]

Continue reading →
Sziget and Cardnet have established Festipay joint venture 2015-11-08

Cardnet Co. and Sziget Kulturális Menedzser Iroda Ltd. have established Festipay joint venture on November 8, 2015. The Hungary’s leading, bank-independent electronic transaction provider and the leader festival organizer in the CEE region (Sziget, Balaton Sound, VOLT) provide comprehensive cashless payment solutions for festival organizers in Hungary and other countries as well. We serve reliable and […]

Continue reading →
About 3.6 million contactless purchases made this year at Festivals 2015-09-01

The number of contactless debit and credit card payments grew by 93% at VOLT, Balaton Sound and Sziget Festivals this year Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, and the leading independent payment supplier in Hungary, Cardnet Zrt., are unified to note contactless payments wide adoption by consumers at the Sziget Festival, Balaton Sound […]

Continue reading →
UNTOLD FESTIVAL has chosen Festipay as the official payment service provider 2015-07-29

UNTOLD Festival will be held from 30th of July – 2nd of August this year, in Cluj -Napoca and will gather for the first time in Romania, on the same stage four of the most beloved electro-dance -music artists worldwide: AVICII, ARMIN van Buuren, David Guetta and DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE. The festival will […]

Continue reading →
Festipay festival payment solution debut in Marseille 2015-06-25

Festipay, the contactless paperless system, a proven solution, will be implemented for the first time in June 27 in France on Prado beach in Marseille. Festipay is the Cardnet’s self-developed intelligent contactless payment service. As a result of a remarkable technological innovation, Sziget was the first festival in the world where cashless payment has been […]

Continue reading →
Festipay hits record along with Sziget Festival 2014-08-19

Sziget Festival has broken a record with more than 400,000 visitors in 2014. Sziget has been cashless for years, but this summer it has switched to Cardnet, Hungary’s leading payment card provider. The Festipay solution from Cardnet has seen a remarkably successful season, with Sziget being the fifth festival in a row this summer using […]

Continue reading →