You Can Now Do Banking With Amazon Echo Devices

Chris CrumIT Management, SysAdminNews

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Amazon announced that Capital One will be the first company to provide customers with the ability to interact with their financial information through Alexa-enabled devices like the Amazon Echo, Fire TV, or the new Amazon Tap or Echo Dot.

"Starting today, customers can stay on top of their credit card account by checking their balance, reviewing recent transactions, or making payments as well as get real-time access to checking and savings account information to understand their available funds– all hands free," a spokesperson said in an email.

“The Alexa Skills store is quickly growing, and today we’re excited to add the Capital One skill – which is the first skill that will enable Alexa users to interact with their financial accounts,” said Alexa Direcotr Rob Pulciani. “Now Alexa can quickly provide your Capital One banking balance, latest transactions and more on Amazon Tap, Echo Dot, Amazon Echo or Fire TV devices —all conveniently with just your voice. More and more voice experiences are coming, and it’s only going to get better for our customers.”

Capital One customers can interact with their accounts by enabling the Capital One skill in the Alexa app, and then saying things like "Alexa, ask Capital One for my Quicksilver Card balance,"...for recent transactions on my checking account," ...when is my credit payment due?," or "pay my credit card bill."

The Capital One Alexa skill is available starting today.

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