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TORONTO, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - First Global Data ("First Global" or the "Company") is pleased to advise that its wholly owned US subsidiary, First Global Money Inc., has obtained its Money Transmitter license for the State of Michigan, USA.
According to Wikipedia: "Michigan is the tenth most populous of the 50 United States." With the ongoing license application process, the Company is working toward being licensed in all US States by the end of Q3 2017.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has enhanced its mobile payment offering by adding a unified chat interface for transactions. This is a high level artificial intelligence capability wherein words and abbreviations are interpreted so customers can "chat to transact".
Artificial intelligence is part of the new technology wave as exemplified by Google, Amazon and Apple who have created their own version of a virtual assistant. Our chatbot will offer a single chat window interface for ease of use thereby saving time and offering convenience. Chatting will enable the completion of numerous tasks.
Customers in India are now able to perform the following services through this interactive chat response capability:
- P2P Transfer
- Mobile Recharge
- Bill Payments
- Bus Ticketing
- Cab Booking
- Hotel Booking
- Air Ticketing
- Food Ordering
- Home Services such as Laundry
- Events & Activities
- Rail Ticketing
- Rail Food Ordering
- Healthcare- Doctor Appointments & Medicine Delivery
- Movie Ticketing
- Home Services – Repairs, Handyman, Beauty Services
First Global will add this artificial intelligence for "chat to transact" capability to its other international mobile payment deployments."The addition of the Michigan license is an important milestone for the Company as it is the first new license obtained since our decision to refocus on expanding our reach across the USA. Our Compliance team continues to work closely with our US regulators with the objective of achieving full coverage across the USA this year. Each new license provides the opportunity for our Company to increase transactional revenues. We are also very pleased with the addition of the interactive chat service to our mobile platform. This service equips us to more aggressively penetrate the huge population of social messaging users which has been a key part of our going forward strategy", commented Andre Itwaru, Chairman and CEO of First Global.
About First Global: (www.firstglobaldata.com)
First Global is an international financial services technology ("FINTECH") company. The Company's two main lines of business are mobile payments and cross border payments. First Global's proprietary leading edge technology enables the convergence of compliant domestic and cross border payments, shopping, Peer to Peer ("P2P"), Business to Consumer ("B2C"), and Business to Business ("B2B") payments. First Global enables its strategic partners and clients around the world with our leading edge financial services technology platform.
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The securities offered have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities offered in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
Forward Looking Information:
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SOURCE First Global Data Limited