The international money transfer service will let users use the popular social media messaging service to send money and create alerts.
International money transfer service TransferWise has introduced a new Facebook Messenger bot, letting customers send money and create rate alerts directly from within Facebook Messenger. Founded out of London in 2010, TransferWise has raised around $120 million in equity funding for its peer-to-peer (P2P) international money transfer service that bypasses banks to keep costs down. The company counts some big-name backers, such as Richard Branson and PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel. Now, TransferWise is following in the footsteps of a number of notable brands that have embraced Facebook Messenger over the past couple of years. An automated customer service bot guides users through money transfers, which can be made from the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Canada. You can also set up rate alerts through Messenger, meaning you’ll receive a daily update on rates between your preferred currencies.