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April 11, 2021
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Garanti Bank signs a partnership with CFR Călători

• Together with NETOPIA mobilPay, the bank will offer all cardholders the possibility to purchase online train tickets

Garanti Bank, one of the most innovative and dynamic banks on the local market, has signed a new partnership with CFR Călători, through which all cardholders can purchase online train tickets through https://bilete.cfrcalatori.ro. The online payment platform is provided by NETOPIA mobilPay, the leader of mobile and online payments in Romania, while the transactions will be processed by Garanti Bank.
“Online payments represent one of the most important steps towards a great new digital era. Locally, the number of online transactions increases annually by approximately 20%. This indicates that people need maximum of efficiency when conducting financial operations. Through our new partnership with CFR Călători, we want to provide all cardholders in Romania, regardless of their issuing bank, the opportunity to pay for train tickets in the fastest, safest and most simple way possible”, stated Emre Unal, Cards Director, Garanti Bank.
“One of our concerns is to develop online sales platform of the train tickets, so we have all the openness to partnerships that facilitate for travelers the access to this simple, comfortable and safe alternative of purchasing. Buying train tickets online is growing, which is reflected in the volume of revenues in the first half of 2015 of online purchasing, which has increased by approximately 70% compared to the same period in 2014,” said Iosif Szentes, General Director of CFR Călători.
“Nowadays, online payment is a need impossible to ignore, more so in the public service, that should be meant to make our life easier. Through our partnership with Garanti Bank, we are glad to offer all Romanian travelers the most simple and convenient payment method for their train tickets”, stated Antonio Eram, CEO and Founder NETOPIA mobilPay.
NETOPIA mobilPay and GarantiBank have an ongoing partnership since 2010 and together they offer online transaction processing services for merchants.

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