Experts have said that the over 100 billion active users on Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, Skype and Telegram can now carry out financial transactions directly from these platforms with the aid of ChatPay.
According to them, ChatPay allows everyone with a social media account to conduct transactions from the home without visiting a bank.
They said that with ChatPay, Nigerians had the opportunity to perform various transactions ranging from funds transfer, airtime purchase, bill payment, location of Automated Teller Machine nearby, purchase of cinema tickets as well as viewing movie listings and trailers, all with the assistance of ChatPay.
The Chief Evangelist of ChatPay, Mr. Gbenga Adams, said the platform was a fusion of the advancement in robotics and artificial intelligence to create a unique and very personal experience in managing finances.
“Think of ChatPay as your personal financial assistant and this is why we have named her ‘Kiki’. She will help you run all your financial errands, which include transfer of funds to any bank in Nigeria, purchase of airtime, payment of your utility bills, hotel, flight tickets and much more. Kiki will help you find the closest ATM should you need direction with voice navigation,” he said.
The beauty of ChatPay, according to him, is that it is open to everyone irrespective of the bank where his or her account is domiciled.
Adams said, “As long as you have a Verve, Visa or MasterCard, all you need to do is download ChatPay from the Play Store or iTunes app store and connect with any of the social media platforms presently available – WeChat, Facebook messenger, Telegram, Skype, or Twitter. More will be added as we go on.”
With a mission to ease financial transaction and further create an avenue for young people, who would ordinarily transact in cash to be ingrained in the formal financial system through transacting electronically, Adams said the team at ChatPay believed that Nigeria was in for an experience they could only have imagined.