VibePay launches voice activated payments in Europe

VibePay has announced it is the “first” company in Europe to offer account-to-account voice activated payments in Europe.

Customers of the Open Banking payments provider can now pay or request payment from others with their voice directly via Siri from one UK bank account to another.

Users can activate the voice-initiated technology using Siri with a sentence, for example: “Hey Siri, send money to Luke!”.

The new feature comes ahead of the launch of VibePay Pro later this year, which the FinTech said will enable sellers and entrepreneurs - such as businesses built by content creators, video game streamers, social commerce sellers and in person sellers - to interact with their customers and audiences in new ways.

“This first of its kind feature highlights another significant step in the evolution of payments in Europe,” said Luke Massie, chief executive, VibePay. “It highlights our commitment to matching the quality of services provided by the likes of WeChat, CashApp, Alipay and Venmo globally.”

Massie added: “We are always listening to our users, whether they are business or consumers and believe transactions should be brought to life with conversations and actionable tools. As we move a step closer to launching VibePay Pro, we are excited about our journey in transforming payments for our community across Europe.”

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