14 Dec BOIPA enters new partnership with Licensed Vintners Association (LVA)
- LVA member pubs and bars will benefit from discounted rates on contactless card payment terminals
- Over 35,000 Irish businesses now accept contactless payments
Card payment provider BOI Payment Acceptance (BOIPA) and the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) have entered a new partnership that will see BOIPA become the preferred payments platform for the LVA’s 600 Dublin pubs and bars ahead of the busy festive season.
The LVA represents 85 percent of all pubs and bars in the Dublin and Bray region, who together sell a quarter of all licensed alcohol in Ireland.
Since entering the market just 2 years ago BOIPA has provided card payment and contactless facilities for many of Dublin’s leading pubs, bars and nightclubs.
Cashless transactions in Ireland are currently valued at over €35 billion. Both merchants and consumers have been quick to recognise the convenience of contactless payment, which allows virtually instantaneous purchases of up to €30 with a quick tap of the card.
Commenting on the new deal, Brian Cleary, Managing Director of BOI Payment Acceptance UK and Ireland, said:
“The LVA is the backbone of Dublin’s nightlife, and we are very pleased to provide the organisation and its 600 members with technology to make processing transactions easier and safer. They join a network of over 35,000 Irish businesses and organisations currently benefiting from contactless technology.”
Donall O’Keefe, Chief Executive of the Licensed Vintners Association, said, “Costs associated with card payments are significant for a big majority of our members. Through this partnership with BOI Payment Acceptance our members will now get a very competitive offering and backed up with a great support infrastructure.”
LVA member, John Gleeson of Gleeson’s of Booterstown, said: “In the last two years, cashless has become the preferred method of payment for our customers. With contactless technology, we’re now able to serve more customers in a shorter amount of time, enjoy reduced cash handling costs and minimise our vulnerability to theft as a result of having less cash on the premises. For our punters, this Christmas, contactless means faster service and less time spent queuing at the bar for drinks.”