Michael Kent, Azimo: Sending money should be as easy as adding a friend on Facebook

Michael Kent, Azimo: Sending money should be as easy as adding a friend on Facebook

Azimo says it has become the first money transfer operator to enable money transfers worldwide via Facebook Messenger.

“Money transfer is now social,” Azimo states. It describes its new functionality as “revolutionary”.

It connects senders and receivers through their Facebook friend list, enabling them to exchange details immediately and links them to the Azimo app to make a transfer, “all within a few simple clicks”, the vendor says.

It is available on Azimo’s iOS and Android apps and supports ten languages.

“The solution creates a seamless two-way interaction, where the recipient is in control of entering their bank details or choosing one of over 270,000 collection points around the world, directly within the app,” Azimo explains.

“This functionality addresses two major pain points for users: the risk of mistyped payment details and delays in receiving information, therefore slowing down the entire transferal service.”

Michael Kent, CEO and founder of Azimo, says sending money should be as easy as adding a friend on Facebook. “With 250 million migrants around the world sending over $600 million dollars home every year to family, friends or businesses, the new feature creates an unprecedented shared ownership, putting the receiver in as much control as the sender.”

Azimo claims to have created “the world’s largest digital money transfer network” since its launch in 2012. Its HQ is in London and it has offices in Krakow, Poland.

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