ChatPay Launched in Nigeria, Targets 100bn Social Media Users


Emma Okonji

Social media in Nigeria, last week, got a boost with the launch of ChatPay, which targets 100 billion social media users in the next few years.

ChatPay, which comes with innovative banking solutions, uniquely allows everyone with a social media account to carryout various transactions from the comfort of their homes, offices or wherever they are located.

Uniquely different from almost similar applications, ChatPay is built on the artificial intelligencetructure which allows it to engage users intelligently directly from their social media channels.

With ChatPay, Nigerians now have the opportunity to perform various transactions ranging from funds transfer, airtime purchase, bill payment, , location of Automated Teller Machine (ATM) nearby, purchase of cinema tickets as well as viewing movie listings and trailers, all with the assistance of ChatPay.

Speaking at the launch of the e-banking app platform in Lagos, the Chief Evangelist of ChatPay, Mr. Gbenga Adams, described the platform as a fusion of advancement in robotics and artificial intelligence to create a unique and very personal experience in managing finances.

“Think of ChatPay as your personal financial assistant and this is why we’ve named her ‘Kiki.’ She will help you run all your financial errands which include transfer of funds to any bank in Nigeria, purchase of airtime, payment of your utility bills, hotel, flight tickets and much more. Kiki will help you find the closest ATM should you need direction with voice navigation,” he said.
The beauty of ChatPay, according to him, is that it is open to everyone irrespective of the bank where their account is domiciled.

Adams said: “As long as you have a Verve, Visa or MasterCard, all you need to do is download ChatPay from the Play store or iTunes app store and connect with any of the social media platforms presently available- WeChat, Facebook messenger, Telegram, Skype, or Twitter. More will be added as we go on.”

With a mission to ease financial transaction and further create an avenue for young people, who would ordinarily transact in cash to be ingrained in the formal financial system through transacting electronically; Adams said the team at ChatPay believes that Nigeria is in for an experience they could only have imagined. He called on Nigerians to experience the innovative services on the ChatPay platform by signing on the platform.