'Tis the season to be jolly

‘Tis the season to be jolly

PayPal is bringing its users “an early holiday present” – the integration of Siri into PayPal.

“For iPhone and iPad users running iOS 10, making a payment has never been easier – PayPal users can now send and request money via a voice command with Siri,” the company says.

“Simply say, ‘Hey Siri, send Bill $50 using PayPal’. Voila! One less thing to check off the to-do list this holiday season.”

PayPal predicts more than 17 million P2P transactions in December this year.

The feature is available across30 countries, and in multiple languages, including: Australia, Austria, Belgium (French and Dutch), Brazil, Canada (English and French), China, Denmark, Finland (Finnish), France, Germany, Hong Kong (Cantonese), India, Israel (Hebrew), Italy, Japan, Malaysia (Malay), Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia (Arabic), Singapore (English), Spain, Sweden, Switzerland (French, German, and Italian), Thailand, the UK, UAE (Arabic) and US.

Recently, OCBC has become the first bank in Asia Pacific to let customers send cash through Siri.

Meanwhile, in Germany, digital bank N26 (formerly Number26) is offering voice-powered payments via Siri – the “first” bank in the country to do so.

Siri can also be used to make a quick payment using Square Cash or Monzo (formerly Mondo).