TransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook

The London-based startup said on Tuesday that it had developed a Facebook Messenger “chatbot“, or an automated program that can help users communicate with businesses and carry out tasks such as online purchases.

Source: http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-transferwise-facebook-idUKKBN1600D0

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Robo Advisors sweep Europe as UK consumers bank on robots

According to a report by Accenture, over two-thirds (68%) of UK consumers would use robo-advice to aid traditionally complex banking decisions, including how to allocate investments (74%), the type of bank account to open (68%) and retirement planning (60%).

Consumers from across Europe are prepared to use robo-advice: France (67%), Spain (78%), Italy (79%), Germany (60%), Sweden (68%), Ireland (66%),

source: http://www.cbronline.com/news/verticals/ebanking/robo-advisors-sweep-europe-uk-consumers-bank-on-robots/