- BMO has launched a voice enabled service for devices with Alexa
- The BMO skill provides customers with answers to everyday banking questions in an intuitive and convenient way
TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - BMO is announcing the launch of the BMO skill for Amazon Alexa in Canada. The BMO skill provides an innovative voice service that gives customers access to banking information such as nearby ATM locations, up-to-date foreign exchange rates and information on BMO products and digital channels. The BMO Skill is secure and easy to set up on any Alexa-enabled device by asking Alexa, or can simply be enabled from the Alexa Skill Store.
"BMO has a long track record of introducing innovative product offerings to the market, and we are thrilled to be among the first to welcome Amazon Alexa to Canada and bring the BMO skill to our customers," said Cameron Fowler, President, North American Personal and Business Banking, BMO Financial Group. "This offering allows us to help our customers more intuitively than ever before from the comfort of their homes, and is the latest example of how BMO is investing in the future of banking to deliver on the evolving wants and needs of our customers. The BMO skill will help customers evolve their financial lives to fit more seamlessly into their everyday life, through the technologies they are already using."
The new service is powered by Amazon's Alexa voice service that is enabled on devices like the Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, and Echo Dot. The BMO skill can be enabled through Alexa by simply saying "Alexa, enable BMO skill," or through the Alexa app on iOS and Android.
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About BMO Financial Group
Established in 1817, and currently marking its 200th year of operations, BMO Financial Group is a highly diversified financial services provider based in North America. With total assets of $709 billion as of July 31, 2017, and more than 45,000 employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.
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