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18
Sep

Xoom Launches Latest Filipino Advertising Campaign

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“Ubos Oras” and “Ubos Pera” join Xoom’s Award-winning Filipino Commercial Lineup

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September  18, 2013 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has introduced its latest advertising campaign for the Philippines with two new television commercials.

The first commercial, entitled “Ubos Oras” (“Time Wasted”), introduces the new Xoom Money Transfer App for Android and iOS devices.  “Ubos Oras” shows a frustrated husband who is trying to send money but is faced with long lines and traffic.  Fortunately, his wife comes to his rescue and shows him how to use the Xoom app, with the slide-to-send technique that allows Xoom customers to quickly send money transfers in just minutes.  She concludes by telling him “now you have time for… me” as they head to a nice dinner at an elegant restaurant.

The second commercial, “Ubos Pera” (“Money Wasted”), features Filipino star Ai Ai delas Alas who shows the same husband and all the “hidden costs” of sending money in person.  Xoom saves customers time and money with fees as low as $4.99 to send up to $2,999.

Both ads end with the tagline “Stop waiting in line – Xoom it online.”

“The Xoom experience is truly magical and transformative,” says Julian King, Xoom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development.   “Xoom offers senders a service that is safe, convenient, fast and fairly priced, and people can send money to their loved ones any time, anywhere from their desktop, smartphone or tablet device.  With these two new ads, we are able to deliver these messages with likeable characters that resonate with consumers.”  The ads are running on TFC and GMA through the end of the year.

Xoom’s Filipino advertising has won back-to-back Bronze Award prizes in the 2012 and 2013 Telly Awards under the Regional TV and Multi-Market Category for TV commercials.   The Telly Awards honors the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. For over a quarter century, the Telly has been a symbol of creative excellence.

About Xoom
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using a smartphone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended June 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 915,000 active customers sent more than $4.3 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

6
Sep

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by Entering Xoom’s Sweepstakes

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Tell us what you miss most about tu tierra and enter for a chance to win one of three $1,000 cash prizes during Xoom’s Hispanic Heritage celebration

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 6, 2013 – September is Hispanic Heritage Month and this year Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, is giving customers even more reasons to celebrate with a sweepstakes.

How to enter:

  1. Visit Xoom’s Facebook page and click on the sweepstakes tab: https://www.facebook.com/Xoom/app_159937697536889  (note: tab not available on mobile devices).
  2. “Like” Xoom on Facebook. If you already “like” Xoom, the question page will be displayed.
  3. Post a comment to the question:  What do you miss most about tu tierra (your home country)?
  4. Complete the sweepstakes form and submit it by 11:59 PM PDT on Monday, September 30, 2013. Limit one entry per person.
  5. Winner(s) will be selected in a random drawing and will be notified via email with instructions on how to claim the prize.

For complete rules, visit: https://www.facebook.com/notes/xoom/reglas-oficiales-del-xoom-2013-hispanic-heritage-sweepstakes-xoom-2013-hispanic-/10151870470014721.

About Xoom
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using a smartphone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended June 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 915,000 active customers sent more than $4.3 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

6
Sep

Celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana Participando en el Sorteo de Xoom

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Cuéntanos qué es lo que más extrañas de tu tierra y tendrás la oportunidad de ganar uno de tres premios de $1000 en efectivo durante la celebración del Mes de la Herencia Hispana de Xoom.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 6 de septiembre de 2013 –Septiembre es el Mes de la Herencia Hispana y este año Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), un proveedor digital líder en transferencias de dinero, le está dando a sus clientes aun más razones para celebrar con un sorteo.

Cómo participar:

  1. Visita la página de Facebook de Xoom y haz clic en la página de sorteos: https://www.facebook.com/Xoom/app_159937697536889.
    (Nota: La página de sorteos no está disponible en los dispositivos móviles).
  2. Haz clic en “Me Gusta” en Facebook. Si ya lo hiciste, pasarás directo a la página de preguntas.
  3. Ingresa tu respuesta a la pregunta: ¿Qué es lo que más extrañas de tu tierra (tu país de origen)?
  4. Llena el formulario de inscripción del sorteo y envíalo antes de las 11:59 PM hora de verano del Pacífico el lunes, 30 de septiembre de 2013. Límite de una participación por persona.
  5. El/los ganador/es será/n seleccionado/s en un sorteo al azar y será/n anunciado/s por correo electrónico y le enviaremos instrucciones sobre cómo canjear el premio el o alrededor del 1 de octubre de 2013.

Para ver las reglas completas, visita: https://www.facebook.com/notes/xoom/reglas-oficiales-del-xoom-2013-hispanic-heritage-sweepstakes-xoom-2013-hispanic-/10151870470014721

Acerca de Xoom
Xoom es un proveedor digital de transferencias de dinero, cuyo enfoque es ayudar a los clientes a enviar dinero de forma segura, rápida y económica utilizando un teléfono inteligente, una tableta o una computadora. Durante el periodo de 12 meses que finalizó el 30 de junio de 2013, los más de 915,000 clientes activos de Xoom enviaron más de $4.3 mil millones a sus familiares y amigos en 30 países. La compañía tiene su sede en San Francisco y puede ser encontrada en línea en Xoom.com.

20
Aug

Donate to Philippine Flood Victims with Xoom

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Xoom to donate 100% of money transfer fees for all donations sent to the Philippine Red Cross August 20-31, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA August 20, 2013Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has announced that it will donate 100% of money transfer fees for all donations sent to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) on Xoom.com from August 20-31, 2013.  Customers can visit  Xoom.com/philippines to send a donation directly to PRC’s Peso bank accounts.

“The most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines this year has triggered landslides and floods, affecting thousands of Filipinos and devastating many coastal provinces,” said Julian King, Xoom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development. “In support of our Filipino family and friends, Xoom is encouraging people to assist the Filipino community by donating to the Philippine Red Cross.”

To make a donation to the PRC with Xoom, customers can follow these steps:

Step 1 – Sign up for a Xoom.com account, or sign in to your existing Xoom account.

Step 2 – Select Bank Deposit as the way in which you would like the money received.

Step 3 – Enter the following:

Recipient Name  Philippine Red Cross (PRC)

(PRC) Bank Account Details The following Philippine Red Cross (PRC) bank account details will be needed at the time of the transaction and customers can enter either one of the following bank accounts to make their donation:

PRC Peso Account
Banco de Oro: 00-453-0018647
Metrobank:  151-3-041631228
Philippine National Bank: 3752-8350-0034
Unionbank: 1015-4000-0201

Enter Recipient Address and Phone Number
Philippine Red Cross
National Headquarters
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila 2803, Philippines
Phone Number:  527-0000

Note: In addition to the money transfer fee, Xoom may also generate revenue when it changes your dollars into a foreign currency.

About Xoom
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using a smartphone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended June 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 915,000 active customers sent more than $4.3 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. Xoom is headquartered in San Francisco.

16
Aug

Celebrate India Independence by Entering Xoom’s Photo Sweepstakes

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Post a Photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag: #xoomindia with Xoom’s Times Square Video in the background

What
Xoom is celebrating India Independence with a video featuring India’s biggest superstar and Xoom brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan.  The Xoom video will appear on the Nasdaq Tower and Thomson Reuters screens in the heart of Times Square in New York City.  Post a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win $1000.

Details
People can post a photo or video on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram of themselves posing with the Xoom video display on the Nasdaq Tower or Thomson Reuters screens. Use the hashtag #xoomindia and qualify for a chance to win a $1000 cash prize. The photo can showcase Amitabh Bachchan’s Xoom video (or any Xoom advertisement) and posted no later than August 19, 2013, 11:59 PM (PDT). Read full terms and conditions.

When
Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18, 2013; photos must be posted by Monday, August 19, 11:59 PM (PDT)

Who
Anyone can qualify – as long as they post a photo with a Xoom ad in the background ($1000 prize winner will be selected at random)

Where
Times Square, 43rd Street and Broadway, New York, NY or anywhere in the United States with a Xoom advertisement in the background

Event
Come join us as we light up Times Square to celebrate India Independence!

About Xoom
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using a smartphone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended June 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 915,000 active customers sent more than $4.3 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.

 

8
Aug

Xoom Announces Special Offer for First-Time Customers

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Send your first money transfer from Walmart.xoom.com and receive a $25 Walmart eGift Card

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 8, 2013 –Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, today announced that first-time customers who send $100 or more from Walmart.xoom.com from now until October 31, 2013, can receive a $25 Walmart eGift Card.

“At Xoom, we offer our customers a service that is safe, convenient, fast and cost-effective,” said Julian King, Xoom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development. “Our partnership with Walmart represents a new channel for our customers to send money to their friends and loved ones back home.”

Customers can visit walmart.xoom.com to send their first money transfer to any of 30 countries that Xoom serves.  Xoom will email the customer a $25 Walmart eGift Card, usually within one hour after the transaction is complete.  This offer is valid for new Xoom customers who send their first money transfer from now until October 31, 2013. The $25 Walmart eGift does not expire and can be redeemed at www.walmart.com or printed out to use in a Walmart store (terms and conditions apply).

About Xoom
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using a smartphone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended June 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 915,000 active customers sent more than $4.3 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

5
Aug

Xoom Wins Another “Telly Award” for “Captain Xoom” Television Commercial

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“Captain Xoom” campaign garners Xoom Bronze Award for Second Straight Year

SAN FRANCISCO, August 5, 2013 – Xoom Corporation, (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has won the 2013 Bronze Award prize in this year’s Telly Awards for the Philippines “Captain Xoom” campaign, under the Regional TV and Multi-Market Category for TV commercials.

The Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs. The 33rd Annual Telly Awards received more than 12,000 entries from all 50 U.S. states and five continents.  For over a quarter century, the Telly has been a symbol of creative excellence.

“Captain Xoom” is the transformation story of a bumbling husband into a superhero whose mission is to make money transfers easier for senders.  His transformation came about when he first used Xoom.com to send money to the Philippines.  As a superhero on the side of the sender, Captain Xoom educates senders on all the great benefits of sending money with Xoom, namely convenience, speed and safety.

“The Xoom experience is truly magical and transformative,” says Julian King, Xoom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development. “Xoom offers senders a service that is safe, convenient, fast and fairly priced, and people can send money to their loved ones any time, anywhere from their desktop, mobile or tablet device.  Xoom continues to build and deliver a great service with the sender in mind.  With Captain Xoom, we were able to deliver that message, and we are thrilled that the commercial earned us another Telly Award.”

Xoom won a Telly Award in 2012 for “Better Way,” a light-hearted story of the bumbling husband who figures out that Xoom is indeed a “better way” to send money to the Philippines.  Last fall, Xoom won the gold from the ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards for “Save the Pigs,” as best campaign developed to reach Hispanic consumers.

About Xoom
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using a smartphone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended June 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 915,000 active customers sent more than $4.3 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

30
Jul

Xoom Announces Money Transfer Service to NRE and NRO Bank Accounts in India

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Money transfers to India bank accounts within four hours

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 30, 2013 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has announced that NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) can now use Xoom’s money transfer service to send bank deposits directly to their NRE (Non-Resident External) and NRO (Non-Resident Ordinary) bank accounts in India.

NRIs can now send bank deposits within four hours to recipients with NRE/NRO accounts, with great locked-in exchange rates.

“In a continued effort to provide superior services to our customers, Xoom now introduces bank deposits to NRE/NRO accounts, giving NRIs every reason to use Xoom,” said Julian King, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development for Xoom. “Plus, with our new App for Android and iOS devices, Xoom is committed to making money transfers easy and trustworthy for everyone.”

“Xoom takes care of all your money transfer needs,” said India’s biggest superstar and Xoom brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. “No one gets your bank deposits to India faster than Xoom.com, and now to NRE and NRO accounts too!”

Bank deposits are processed in India through Xoom’s partner Punjab National Bank. “We are pleased to partner with Xoom to provide NRIs a fast and easy way to send bank deposits to their NRE and NRO accounts,” said Mr. Thyagarajan, GM IBD Punjab National Bank.

With Xoom, customers can send money to all Rupee-denominated bank accounts in India, including NRE/NRO accounts within four hours, when sent during India bank processing hours. Service is available to all major banks in India including Punjab National Bank, ICICI, HDFC, SBI, Axis Bank, Citibank and many more. Customers can send up to $2,999 per transaction.

Indian bank processing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (India Standard Time), and Saturday, 9:00 A.M. to noon (India Standard Time). Individual bank branch operating and processing hours may vary. Customers can visit Xoom.com/India for more information.

About Xoom
Xoom is a digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using a smartphone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended June 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 915,000 active customers sent more than $4.3 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.