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29
Jul

Xoom launches service to Hong Kong

Consumers can use Xoom to send bank deposits to Hong Kong

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 28, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, announced today the launch of its money transfer service to Hong Kong. This bank deposit service allows immigrants from Hong Kong and other individuals to conveniently send money online to bank accounts in Hong Kong with their U.S. bank accounts, credit cards, or debit cards.

“We are thrilled to extend Xoom’s services to the Hong Kong market,” said John Kunze, Xoom’s President and CEO. “With our breakthrough technology, Hong Kong immigrants in the U.S. can safely, conveniently, and cost effectively send money to their friends and families back home.  Money can be deposited into the recipient’s account within two business days.  No waiting in line, no high fees. Just the most convenient money transfer service possible.”

Last but not least, Xoom provides locked-in exchange rates on HKD deposits to Hong Kong and a secure and convenient way to send money from their computers, tablets, or mobile phones. Customers can download Xoom’s app for Android and iOS mobile devices for free.  When paying with a bank account, customers can send up to US$2,999 for just US$8.88.  Visit Xoom.com/hong-kong for more information.

About Xoom
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money to and pay bills for family and friends around the world in a secure, fast and cost-effective way, using their mobile phone, tablet or computer. During the 12 months ended March 31, 2015, Xoom’s more than 1.3 million active customers sent approximately $7.0 billion with Xoom. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

24
Jul

Xoom launches service to Austria, Belgium, Greece, and Portugal

Consumers save time and money sending money with Xoom Vs. bank wires

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 7, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has expanded its service to include Austria, Belgium, Greece and Portugal.

Xoom offers fast deposits and can deposit money in as little as 24 hours when customers send by 4:00 p.m. IST (Irish Standard Time). Transactions submitted after that time will be deposited in two business days.

Sending money to AustriaBelgiumGreece and Portugal with Xoom is easier and more affordable than going to a bank. Consumers no longer need to waste time going to the bank and standing in line to wire funds. Xoom is available online at Xoom.com and offers a mobile app for iOS, Android and Amazon phones.

The cost to send money with Xoom when paying with a U.S.-based bank account is $4.99 to send up to $2,999. Recipients will not be charged fees from the receiving bank, which is typical on wire transfers.

“Historically, to send money to AustriaBelgiumGreece, and Portugal, expats were forced to use bank wires, which are typically slower and cost more in fees,” said Iain Allison, Xoom’s head of business development for Europe. “Xoom now allows expats from these countries to deposit money more quickly and affordably – using xoom.com or the mobile app. Plus, customer service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” added Allison.

About Xoom Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money, pay bills, and send mobile reloads for family and friends around the world in a secure, fast, and cost-effective way, using their mobile phone, tablet, or computer. During the 12 months ended March 31, 2015, Xoom’s more than 1.3 million active customers sent approximately $7.0 billion with Xoom. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

21
Jul

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?

Who’s got the remote control? What are you, sitting on it? Let me have it. And so begins another of the friendly family discussions about just who is in charge of what we watch on television. Controlling the remote control may be about as much of a sport as what we’re trying to find on television.

Most probably can’t name anything that is more vital to the Sofa Set than who’s got their mitts on the clicker. And once that TV is fired up, sports is often what we watch. Like weather and politics, the topic of sports is an ice-breaker, and watching sports is an international pastime.

So, with one hand firmly on the remote control, Xoom jumped into the TV-Sports world. Xoom, a leading digital money transfer provider, conducted an exclusive survey of some of its Fil-Am customers and asked, ‘What’s your favorite sport to watch on TV?’

What would be your guess? Well, it’s basketball, according to 38 percent of those who took part in the survey, with football the next favorite sport to watch on TV with 25 percent. Soccer was farther down the list with six percent and five percent said that baseball was their favorite sport to watch on TV. A full 26 percent said other sports were their favorites.

20
Jul

Xoom发布中文汇款网站

安心汇款,客户可以使用Xoom中文网

加州旧金山,2015年7月7日 – 作为一家业界领先的网络汇款公司,Xoom (NASDAQ: XOOM)宣布推出其中文网站。 XOOM不仅同时推出中文网站和手机移动网站,为了提供一个更全面的中文汇款服务,Xoom未来的电子邮件和短信通讯也将使用中文发布。

「我们的客户可以信任Xoom汇款到中国,」 Xoom中国区域营销经理海伦这样说道。 「几年前,我从中国搬到美国,自身的跨文化体验让我了解到顺畅的语言使用体验对中国客户的重要性。Xoom的中文网站给中国客户提供了更多信任和安心的感觉,因为中国客户更习惯使用中文交流。」海伦补充说。

XOOM在今年二月推出汇款中国的服务。当客户在中国的银行服务时间内(上午7时至晚上10时,北京标准时间)发送银行汇款,其汇款将瞬间直达对方的中国银行账户中。汇款通过银联全球速汇服务处理,客户只需提供收款人的银行卡卡号。 Xoom的瞬间汇款能送达中国主要的银行机构,包括中国银行,交通银行,中国建设银行,及中国工商银行。客户最高可汇款2,999美元,在此范围内汇费只需8.88 美元。

关于Xoom
XOOM是一家业界领先的网络汇款公司,能够为客户提供安全,快速,便捷的全球汇款,支付账单和手机充值服务。客户可以使用他们的手机,平板电脑或计算机进行汇款。在截至2015年3月31日的过去十二月中,Xoom有超过130万的活跃用户,他们通过Xoom发送大约70亿美元的汇款。Xoom公司总部设在美国旧金山,更多信息可以登录Xoom中文网


13
Jul

Xoom debuts website in Chinese

Now Chinese customers can send money with Xoom with ease and confidence

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 7, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, today announces the launch of their Chinese language sites for sending money to China.  Xoom is offering Chinese language on their desktop and mobile sites.  In order to provide a comprehensive in-language money transfer service, Xoom’s future emails and SMS communications will be in Chinese-language as well.

“Our customers can trust Xoom to send money to China,” said Helen Li, Xoom’s China marketing manager.  “I moved to the United States from China years ago, and understand the importance of providing our Chinese customers with a complete in-language experience.  Xoom’s Chinese language site provides more trust and peace of mind to customers that feel more comfortable communicating in Chinese,” added Helen.

Xoom launched the money transfer service to China in February of this year.  When customers send bank deposit to China during bank processing hours (7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Beijing Standard Time), the fund will be available directly in receiver’s bank account in seconds.  The transfers are processed through the UnionPay MoneyExpress network. All customers require is their recipient’s bankcard numbers.  Xoom will instantly transfer funds to some of the most recognizable banks in China, including Bank of China, Bank of Communications, China Construction Bank, and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Customers can send up to $2,999 for just $8.88 when paying with their bank accounts.

About Xoom
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money, pay bills, and send mobile reloads for family and friends around the world in a secure, fast and cost-effective way, using their mobile phone, tablet, or computer. During the 12 months ended March 31, 2015, Xoom’s more than 1.3 million active customers sent approximately $7.0 billion with Xoom. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

3
Jul

It’s been a wild ride this hot summer soccer season!

Fans could have used a seatbelt this hot summer soccer season, because it’s been a wild ride in both Chile for the Copa America and in Canada for the Women’s World Cup.

While the top men’s teams in South America were making headlines in Chile, the best women’s teams representing countries all over the world were doing the same thing in Canada. The highlights are probably seared into your mind.

  • Lionel Messi distributing the ball like a magician on Argentina’s march to the Copa America final against Chile.
  • The heartbreak of Laura Bassett whose own goal in stoppage play allowed Japan to eliminate England, 2-1, in the World Cup semifinals.
  • Host Chile playing like a champion, reaching the Copa America final and attempting to win the tournament for the first time.
  • Japan trying to repeat its 2011 World Cup victory in the final against the United States and the U.S. just as strongly opposing.
  • Hope Solo playing brilliantly in goal for the United States, reaching the World Cup final.

All along the way, all over the world, people took notice, proven by attendance records, huge television audiences and record ratings. It’s been a wild ride, to be sure, and also a magical one. But while it’s nearly over, it’s still one for the books.

And don’t forget that the smarter way to send money to Canada, the United Kingdom, Argentina and Chile is Xoom.com.

1
Jul

History will Clearly be Made in the Final in Santiago

Something’s got to give when Argentina takes on host Chile in Saturday’s final of the 44th Copa America. Both teams have something in common, two unsettling streaks they are trying to end – Argentina has not won the Copa America since 1993 while Chile has never won it.

So history will clearly be made in the final in Santiago.

Argentina, ranked No. 3 in the world by FIFA, seems to have all the momentum right now after its 6-1 semifinal thrashing of Paraguay, the 2011 finalist. Angel Di Maria scored twice and superstar Lionel Messi helped out on five of the six goals.

But Chile, ranked 19th in the world, cannot be discounted, and looked impressive in its 2-1 victory over Peru in the other semifinal. Chile relies on Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas, who have combined to account for seven of the 13 goals Chile has scored in the tournament. Still, it has to rankle Chile that it is one of only three South American countries (Venezuela, Ecuador) that has not won the Copa America since it began in 1916.

Messi, as usual, counters for Argentina. His three assists so far ties him with Chile’s Jorge Valdivia for the most in the tournament.

And there’s something else to remember, too. The smarter way to send money to Argentina, Chile is Xoom.com.

1
Jul

Does your boss appreciate your work?

We all want our bosses to like us, probably even more than we want to like our bosses. But everyone can agree that a safe, secure and productive working environment can put the worker at ease and make the boss happy, too.

Sometimes, the office can be a tricky situation because there are a number of uncertainties that can come up, like a downturn in the economy or a shift in the business plan or outlook.

But, still, how a worker is looked upon by his or her boss is a huge consideration as well as a direct reflection on worker happiness.

Xoom decided it was time to look into the boss-worker situation. Xoom, a leading digital money transfer provider, conducted an exclusive survey of some of its best Fil-Am customers and simply asked the question, ‘Does your boss appreciate your work?’

It’s nice to know that the results were overwhelmingly positive. A resounding 87 percent of those who took part in the survey said, yes, my boss appreciates my work. And only 13 percent had to answer that, no, they didn’t feel as if their boss appreciated their work.