DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CurrencyFair customers in Australia and New Zealand are now able to exchange foreign currency using voice commands on Amazon Echo Alexa-enabled devices with the enhanced CurrencyFair skill for Alexa, a skill that performs transactions within a user account.
Using the CurrencyFair skill for Alexa, customers get a voice-activated version of top CurrencyFair features, including live and transparent quotes for currency exchange that include the transfer fee, account balance queries and the ability to make an exchange within a user account.
To use the skill, CurrencyFair customers must first enable the CurrencyFair Skill in the Alexa app. Customers set their unique, secure voice passcode when linking their CurrencyFair account to the skill. A prompt to repeat the voice passcode for balance retrieval and exchanging money is an additional security measure. When customers are ready to use the CurrencyFair Alexa skill with their accounts, they can ask Alexa,
- “How much is 5,000 Australian dollars in euro?” to get a live, transparent quote—including all transfer fees—from any of the 19 CurrencyFair-supported currencies
- “What is my New Zealand dollar balance?” to check a balance on a CurrencyFair account
- “Make an exchange” to begin making an exchange
“With our Alexa skill, we continue to expand the ways our customers can experience CurrencyFair, making foreign exchange transactions even easier,” said CurrencyFair Chief Executive Officer, Paul Byrne.
“The trial of this new technology is one of a series of planned innovations to support our next phase of growth, which includes additional currencies, virtual accounts and new deposit methods. As our customers become more comfortable with voice-recognition technology, we continue to anticipate their evolving expectations and requirements.”
The CurrencyFair Alexa skill, facilitating currency transaction by voice command, is currently available on Amazon.com.au in Australia and New Zealand as part of a CurrencyFair customer trial. A CurrencyFair skill for Alexa that allows users to check live exchanges rates available with CurrencyFair is live globally.
For more information about the CurrencyFair skill, visit www.currencyfair.com/alexa
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CurrencyFair is a money transfer platform with almost 130,000 customers who have traded more than €8 billion to date and saved more than €205 million euro. CurrencyFair is focused on providing the best available exchange rates and experience for customers who need to send money overseas. Using our unique peer-to-peer model and secure, state-of-the-art technology, CurrencyFair sets the industry standard in redesigning foreign currency services. CurrencyFair announced plans to expand into Asia in early 2019 after acquiring Convoy Payments in August 2018. Since September 2015, CurrencyFair has been available for Android and iOS. CurrencyFair raised more than €20 million in funding in 2018 from investors that include Octopus Ventures and Frontline Ventures.
CurrencyFair exchanges into these 19 currencies: Emirati Dirham (AED), Euro (EUR), New Zealand Dollar (NZD), Australian Dollar (AUD), British Pound (GBP), Polish Zloty (PLN), Canadian Dollar (CAD),Hong Kong Dollar (HKD), Swedish Krona (SEK), Swiss Franc (CHF), Hungarian Forint (HUF), Singapore Dollar (SGD), Czech Koruna (CZK), Israeli Shekel (ILS), US Dollar (USD), Danish Krone (DKK), Norwegian Krone (NOK), South African Rand (ZAR) and Indian Rupee (INR).