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10
Mar

Complete the phrase “Having a smart phone makes it …”

Is new technology too complicated or is it a valued and trusty tool to navigate through our complex modern world? Chances are you might be able to make a case either way.

But Xoom decided to look at the issue in another manner. Xoom, a leading money transfer provider, decided to conduct a survey of some of its clients to answer a very basic question. ‘Complete the phrase: Having a smart phone makes it . . . .’

So what do you think the answer was? What would your answer be?

According to those who took part in the survey, an overwhelming majority, 78 percent, said that having a smart phone makes it ‘easier to relax.’ But 22 percent answered that having a smart phone makes it ‘harder to relax.’

9
Mar

Xoom Expands Instant Money Transfer Service to Most Banks in Pakistan in Partnership with HBL

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 9, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, now offers instant deposits to most banks in Pakistan via HBL. Pakistanis in the U.S. can now use Xoom to instantly send money to their loved one’s rupee account anytime, anywhere, using any device. Xoom’s instant service is  available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including bank holidays.

Xoom has partnered with HBL, one of the the largest banks in Pakistan, to broaden its instant deposit service to most banks, including MCB Bank Limited, Allied Bank, Bank Alfalah, United Bank Limited (UBL), Standard Chartered Bank, and many more.

“When Xoom launched in 2001, our mission was to make international money transfers faster, easier, and more transparent,” said Julian King, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development for Xoom. “Now, by expanding our instant deposit service to most banks throughout Pakistan, we’ve delivered on that promise to even more customers.”

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Mr. Hassan Raza, Group Head – Structured Credits & Global Remittance Business of HBL said, “I am delighted to announce HBL’s partnership with Xoom Corporation, where we are providing remittance services with instant credit to account holders of HBL and other banks in Pakistan. This is yet another milestone for HBL. We will continue to deliver the promise of providing HBL customers the ease and convenience of remitting money from US to their loved ones back in Pakistan.”

Xoom customers sending money to Pakistan can rely on secure, convenient, and cost-effective money transfers every day of the year – including bank holidays. When paying with their bank account, customers can send up to $1,000 for just $4.99, and transfers are fee-free for transactions over $1,000. They can also send money on the go with Xoom’s app for Android and iOS mobile devices. Visit Xoom.com/Pakistan for more information.

About Xoom
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money 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 December 31, 2014, Xoom’s more than 1.2 million active customers sent approximately $6.9 billion with Xoom. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online atXoom.com.

About HBL
As Pakistan’s worldwide bank, HBL offers banking solutions to customers in 29 countries spanning across four continents. Its tradition of personalized service and capacity to respond to customer needs makes HBL the largest bank in the country for cross-border trade and remittances.

Through a robust network of 1,547 branches across Pakistan, HBL pursues financial inclusion with vigor. Its 1400+ ATM’s nationwide offer unmatched convenience. The bank maintains the lead in providing solutions through alternate delivery channels.

HBL continues to expand its franchise and enhance its capacity through a balanced approach to capital preservation and growth. At HBL, banking is offered beyond borders.

6
Mar

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2015 is the Year of the Ram. Do you know your animal sign?

The Chinese Zodiac is sort of like the astrological signs that are supposed to tell your fortunes according to when you were born. There are 12 Chinese Zodiac animal figures, repeating after 12 years. The year 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. Previous years of the sheep include 1967, 1979, 1991 and 2003.

If you are born under this sign, you’re in good shape, according to the Chinese Zodiac. The sheep is the 8th sign in the Chinese calendar and the number 8 is considered lucky.

Those born under the sign of sheep are considered witty individuals who are thoughtful and mindful to the wishes of others. They are also generous, sentimental and have high morals.

Xoom, a worldwide leader in the money transfer business, conducted a survey of its clients to dig deeper. Xoom asked: ‘Do you know your Chinese Zodiac sign?’

You bet, said 71 percent of the respondents, but 29 percent said they didn’t know their symbol.

2
Mar

Xoom Announces Instant Deposit Service to all LANDBANK Accounts in the Philippines

Xoom now offers instant deposits to the fourth largest bank in the Philippines

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 27, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leadingdigital money transfer provider, now offers instant deposits to all LANDBANK peso and U.S. dollar accounts. LANDBANK joins BDO, Metrobank and PNB – four of the top five banks in the Philippines – with instant deposit service for Xoom customers.

“Xoom continually looks for ways to improve our service, and this direct partnership with LANDBANK is another example,” said Pia Guter, Xoom’s Director of Marketing for the Philippines. “Customers can rest assured that their loved ones with LANDBANK accounts will receive their money without waiting or having to worry about cut-off times. Xoom customers can send anytime, anywhere, using their computer, tablet or mobile phone.  It also takes just seconds to send using the new Xoom mobile app.”

“We are very excited about this new partnership with Xoom. Our partnership will definitely be a big help to Filipinos in the U.S. looking for a fast and very efficient way of sending money back home. Remittances will be processed and credited to their loved ones’ LANDBANK peso or U.S. dollar accounts in real time,” said Rene Eje, Vice President, OFW Remittance Group at LANDBANK.

“We are a partner of the National Government in promoting progress through socially-oriented programs and projects. Overseas Filipinos and their beneficiaries are among LANDBANK’s priority clients because of the roles they play in stimulating our economy,” added Eje.

LANDBANK, the fourth largest bank in the Philippines, is a government-owned bank with a large rural network that serves farmers, fishermen, small to medium enterprises, and microenterprises.

In the past, senders were mindful of cut-off times, arranging their schedule to send during specific times, so their recipient would not have to wait another full day to receive money.  Instant deposit in the Philippines means no waiting for either the sender or recipient, making this a fast and convenient service for all Xoom customers.  Visit https://www.xoom.com/philippines 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 December 31, 2014, Xoom’s more than 1.2 million active customers sent approximately $6.9 billion with Xoom. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

About LANDBANK
Land Bank of the Philippines is a government financial institution that strikes a balance in fulfilling its social mandate of promoting countryside development while remaining financially viable. Over the years, LANDBANK has successfully managed this tough balancing act as evidenced by the continued expansion of its loan portfolio in favor of its priority sectors: the farmers and fisherfolk, small and medium enterprises and micro enterprises, livelihood loans and agribusiness, agri-infrastructure and other agri- and environment-related projects, socialized housing, schools and hospitals. Today, LANDBANK is by far the largest formal credit institution in the rural areas. LANDBANK also ranks among the top five commercial banks in the country in terms of deposits, assets, loans and capital.

2
Mar

Do you open at least one app a day on your smart phone?

Do we love our smart phones or what? You may leave your purse at home or misplace your keys or can’t find your wallet right away, but don’t even think about not packing your smart phone. We’d be, like, clueless.

We are all hooked up to technology and smart phones are an instrumental part of it. Since we’ve discovered them, smart phones have assumed a huge role in so many lives. So start with the apps.

To find out just how we might use our smart phones, Xoom decided to conduct an informal survey of its clients by asking this question: ‘Do you open at least one app a day on your smart phone?’

A whopping 49 percent of those who took the survey said yes, but 26 percent answered no, they didn’t open at least one app a day. Meanwhile, 26 percent said they do it sometimes and six percent responded that they do not have a smart phone.

18
Feb

Xoom Announces Instant Deposit and Cash Pickup Services with Banco Agrícola, the Largest Bank in El Salvador

Money can be deposited instantly into any Banco Agrícola account, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 9, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, and Banco Agrícola, the largest bank in El Salvador, have collaborated to offer instant bank deposits to all Banco Agrícola accounts, as well as a cash pickup service.  These new services allow Xoom customers to instantly send money directly into any Banco Agrícola account or have recipients pick up cash at more than 80 Banco Agrícola locations throughout El Salvador.

“Xoom is committed to providing ‘instant’ services, and we’re pleased to launch instant deposit with the largest bank in El Salvador,” said Julian King, Xoom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development. “People can choose from two convenient ways to send money — instant deposit or cash pickup. Through our collaboration with Banco Agrícola, customers can rest assured that their loved ones can receive money without waiting or having to be mindful of cut-off times.  Xoom customers can send 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year from their computer, mobile phone, or tablet.”

Xoom customers can send money for cash pickup at any Banco Agrícola location, which are generally open Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

You can send money to El Salvador 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any internet connected device. From there, they can quickly and easily deposit money or send cash to any Banco Agrícola location.

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 December 31, 2014, Xoom’s more than 1.2 million active customers sent approximately $6.9 billion with Xoom. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

18
Feb

Xoom anuncia los servicios de Depósito Instantáneo y Pago en Ventanilla en el Banco Agrícola, el banco más grande de El Salvador

El dinero puede ser depositado al instante en cualquier cuenta en el Banco Agrícola, 24 horas al día, siete días a la semana, 365 días al año

 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 17 de febrero de 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), un proveedor líder de transferencias digitales de dinero y, Banco Agrícola, el banco más grande de El Salvador, han colaborado para ofrecer depósitos instantáneos en todas las cuentas en el Banco Agrícola y además el servicio de Pago en Ventanilla. Estos nuevos servicios permiten a los clientes de Xoom enviar dinero al instante, directamente a cualquier cuenta en el Banco Agrícola, o que sus destinatarios puedan retirar el dinero en más de 80 sucursales del Banco Agrícola en todo El Salvador.

“Xoom está comprometida en la oferta de servicios “instantáneos” y, estamos contentos de lanzar el depósito instantáneo con el banco más grande de El Salvador”, dijo Julian King, Vicepresidente Senior de Mercadeo y Desarrollo Corporativo de  Xoom. “La gente puede escoger entre dos manera convenientes de enviar dinero – depósito instantáneo o pago en ventanilla. Debido a nuestra colaboración con el Banco Agrícola, los clientes pueden estar tranquilos de que sus seres queridos pueden recibir el dinero sin esperas y sin tener que estar pendientes de las horas de cierre. Los clientes de Xoom pueden hacer sus envíos 24 horas al día, siete días a la semana, cada día del año, desde sus computadores, teléfonos móviles o tabletas”.

Los clientes de Xoom pueden enviar dinero para pago en ventanilla en cualquier Sucursal del Banco Agrícola, las cuales generalmente abren de lunes a viernes, desde las 9:00 a.m. hasta las 4:00 p.m.

Puedes enviar dinero a El Salvador las 24 horas del día, siete días a la semana, desde cualquier dispositivo conectado a Internet. Desde allí, pueden depositar el dinero o enviarlo, rápida y fácilmente, a cualquier sucursal del Banco Agrícola.

Acerca de Xoom
Xoom es un proveedor líder de transferencias digitales de dinero que habilita a los consumidores en los Estados Unidos para enviar dinero y pagar facturas alrededor del mundo de modo seguro, rápido y eficiente, usando sus celulares, tabletas o computadores. Durante los 12 meses terminados el 31 de diciembre de 2014, los más de 1,2 millones de clientes activos de Xoom, enviaron aproximadamente $6.900 billón a familiares y amigos. La compañía tiene su sede en San Francisco y se encuentra en línea en Xoom.com.

12
Feb

Xoom Launches Instant Money Transfer Service to Pakistan

Xoom’s revolutionary technology enables instant deposit to Habib Bank Limited

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 12, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, today announced the launch of its money transfer service to Pakistan. Xoom has partnered with Habib Bank Limited (HBL), one of the largest banks in Pakistan, to offer instant deposits to HBL accounts in Pakistan. Deposits are instant 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including bank holidays. With the addition of Pakistan, Xoom’s money transfer services now reach 32 countries worldwide

“We are thrilled to announce that Xoom now offers instant deposits to HBL bank accounts in Pakistan,” said John Kunze, Xoom’s President and CEO.  “With Xoom’s breakthrough technology, Pakistanis living in the U.S. can experience secure, convenient, and cost-effective digital money transfers.”

“HBL takes pride to announce its partnership with Xoom,” said Hassan Raza, Group Head – Structured Credits and Global Remittance Business. “This is yet another step by the bank to provide banking solutions to its customers. Through this collaboration, families residing in Pakistan can receive their money instantly and safely with ease and convenience from the U.S.”

Xoom makes it secure and convenient for Pakistani immigrants to send money from their computer, tablet, or mobile phone. When paying with their bank account, customers can send up to $1,000 for just $4.99, and transfers are fee-free for transactions over $1,000. Customers can also download Xoom’s app for Android and iOS mobile devices to send money on the go. Visit Xoom.com/pakistan 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 December 31, 2014, Xoom’s more than 1.2 million active customers sent approximately $6.9 billion with Xoom. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

About HBL
As Pakistan’s worldwide bank, HBL offers banking solutions to customers in 29 countries spanning across four continents. Its tradition of personalized service and capacity to respond to customer needs makes HBL the largest bank in the country for cross-border trade and remittances.

Through a robust network of 1,547 branches across Pakistan, HBL pursues financial inclusion with vigor. Its 1400+ ATM’s nationwide offer unmatched convenience. The bank maintains the lead in providing solutions through alternate delivery channels.

HBL continues to expand its franchise and enhance its capacity through a balanced approach to capital preservation and growth. At HBL, banking is offered beyond borders.