SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Charlie, a text-based AI penguin helping people who don’t speak finance worry less about money, and Billshark, the leading bill reduction platform backed by Mark Cuban, today vow to find more money for more Americans. The partnership will save Charlie’s users hundreds of dollars by quickly and easily reducing their monthly bills including TV, wireless, internet, satellite TV, and subscription services.
Imagine the spine-tingling music from JAWS, and think of how bloated bills know their end is nigh.
With Billshark’s negotiation expertise - having saved $10 million for clients since 2016 - and Charlie’s AI, people know there’s a fierce team on the prowl seeking even more ways to save. Charlie already watches people’s backs, helping them save more and avoid fees, and now will unleash Billshark whenever there’s a way to negotiate lower prices.
“Most people have read advice about how to stop overpaying for monthly services, but the process to negotiate or cancel a subscription is so unpleasant that they avoid it -- to the tune of about $50 billion per year,” said Steve McKean, CEO of BillShark. “Partnering with Charlie means it’s gotten even easier - a few quick text messages and we’re off to fight bills on their behalf!”
Established to help everyday people with their everyday finances, Charlie has already helped users pay down over $50 million in credit card debt, and saves users on average $80 a week.
“If you’re paying $105 a month for AT&T, I’m able to look through over 264 available plans and can connect you with my new friends at Billshark who could end up saving you $34 per month -- that’s about $408 you’ll be saving per year!” said Charlie the penguin.
“Partnering with Billshark is a natural fit -- beyond the oceanic puns,” said Ilian Georgiev, CEO and co-founder of Charlie. “We do everything we can to remove complexity from finances to give people the confidence to do the right thing, at the right time, and not worry about money the rest of the time.”
For more information about Charlie’s capabilities, technology, or career opportunities, visit http://www.hicharlie.co
Charlie is the AI assistant for people who don’t speak finance. Charlie helps users save more, cut bills, take control of debt, avoid fees, and can even speak GIF. Charlie was built on one core secret: Majority of people do not want to think about money, but everyone wants to do the right thing at the right time and make the right decisions when given the right choices — if they just know what that is. Charlie was built to make it easier to get those right choices. Charlie is backed by Norwest Venture Partners, Uncork Capital, Peterson Partners, frog, and Launchub Ventures.
Through negotiations and cancellations, Billshark helps consumers pay less for recurring bills such as wireless, internet, TV and home security. Billshark has saved consumers more than $10 million since its 2016 launch and completed more than 50,000 negotiations. The Billshark app is available for download on the App Store and Google Play. For more information, visit www.billshark.com. Potential partners can find more information on integrations at www.billshark.com/partners/.