Azimo Launches the World’s First Facebook Bot for Global Money Transfers

Azimo Labs launches its first product for Facebook Messenger, the Azimo bot, enabling users to check market beating rates and transfer money to over 190 countries.

London, UK. 22 August, 2016.  Azimo, the digital money transfer service, has created the first international money transfer bot for Facebook. Available to more than 9 million Facebook Messenger users around the world, the bot will transform the way people send money.

A world first, the bot enables Azimo to increase its offering, providing an instant and always-accessible service to its 1 million customers through the Facebook Messenger app.

With innovation and groundbreaking technology at the heart of the business, Azimo has revolutionised the international money transfer industry. Harnessing the use of mobile, technology and machine-learning, they have cut out the expensive banking chain of the traditional system, enable transfers to be made anytime, anywhere, and provide a fast, intuitive service that fits its tech savvy user-base.

The new Azimo bot is designed so that both senders and receivers can engage with the company in a way that fits seamlessly into their busy daily lives. Interacting with users in the style of a Facebook friend, the bot answers questions about rates, send countries and delivery methods instantly and it’s fully integrated with the Azimo platform, taking users directly to the mobile app or desktop when they’re ready to make a transfer.

The Azimo bot is the first consumer product to come out of Azimo Labs – a new developer community within the company that builds open-source code and creates innovative technology designed to solve real-world problems.

“We’re always searching for ways to make money transfer easier for our customers. The ability to have a fast and informative conversation with Azimo via Facebook Messenger is a great new alternative to opening our app or calling our customer service team,” Azimo CEO Michael Kent. “Money transfers should be as easy as sending a message to a friend and we strongly believe that artificial intelligence technologies that put customers back in control of their money are the future of financial services. This bot is just the beginning.”

The bot is currently available in English, but Azimo plans to introduce additional languages and features during the coming months. This functionality is the first step in Azimo’s strategic plan to deepen social media integration across its platform following a $15 million investment in May led by Rakuten.

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About Azimo

Launched in 2012, Azimo is the better way to transfer money around the world, touching millions of people’s lives. Fast, simple and safe, Azimo has the largest digital network in the world, enabling customers to send money to over 190 countries from any internet-connected device.

For more information, visit www.azimo.com/en