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Xoom Launches Cross-Border Bill Pay – Pay Bills Online, in Your Home Country, From the U.S.

Xoom Bill Pay – pay your loved one’s bills so they don’t have to

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 21, 2014 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has officially launched Xoom Bill Pay, a cutting edge technology platform that transforms cross-border bill payments, allowing people to pay their loved ones bills online.  Xoom Bill Pay has launched with cross-border bill pay to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

“Xoom Bill Pay is completely changing the way cross-border bills get paid to Mexico and other countries, by providing a new and innovative experience for customers to pay bills in just a few clicks or taps,” said Bobby Aitkenhead, Vice President of Xoom Bill Pay. “Now, immigrants can easily pay their loved ones bills online, from the United States. This helps Xoom customers save their loved ones from the hassle and risk of paying their bills in person.”

“Xoom Bill Pay helps its customers take even better care of family members back home, with the same quality service and great experience they have with Xoom Money Transfer,” added Aikenhead.  “Xoom Bill Pay shows customers accurate account balances in real-time, and then they can pay a bill —or multiple bills—instantly.”  The fee is $2.99 per bill paid.

Xoom Bill Pay allows customers to pay electricity, telephone, internet, cable, water and gas bills, from their mobile phone, tablet or computer. Currently, the service will facilitate payments to the most important utility providers in each country, including CFE, the sole energy provider in Mexico, TELMEX, the primary telephone provider in Mexico, and the CDEEE Group of Energy Companies, the sole energy provider in the Dominican Republic.  Others include, Claro, Energuate, Gigacable, Movistar, Telefonica, Tigo, Tricomm, and more.

One Xoom customer, Concepción Salinas, has already enjoyed the security, speed and reliability of Xoom Bill Pay.  “My mom is 70 years old and lives alone,” Salinas said. “In the past, I had to send money for her to pay the bills.  My mom has to go pick it up, then stand in line and go to each separate company to pay bills. With Xoom Bill Pay, my mom now doesn’t have to go out in the street. I don’t put her at risk.”

The ability to query account balances in real-time, using only an account number is a key differentiating feature of Xoom Bill Pay.  This is crucial because:

  • Senders have more visibility into their recipients’ expenses
  • It’s difficult for senders and recipients to access bill receipts in a timely manner
  • Many utilities in developing countries don’t allow partial payments
  • Many utilities disconnect service after a single missed payment

“We believe Xoom Bill Pay is revolutionary for paying bills in developing countries, where it’s very difficult for senders and beneficiaries to access bill receipts in a timely manner, and also hard to have good visibility over recipients’ expenses.” said Aitkenhead.  “In the past, money transfer recipients had to spend hours out of their day traveling to a bill pay retailer, just to stand in line, fill out forms and hand cash over the counter to pay for telephone usage or electricity.  This is now a thing of the past as we have transformed the process by allowing customers to pay the bills cross-border on behalf of their family in an easy and efficient way.”

In 2015, Xoom plans to roll out bill pay services to other Xoom countries, including the Philippines, India, Vietnam, Panama and countries in South America.

About Xoom
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers in the United States to send money and pay bills around the world in a secure, fast and cost-effective way, using their mobile phone, tablet or computer. During the 12 months ended September 30, 2014, Xoom’s more than 1.2 million active customers sent approximately $6.5 billion to family and friends. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 relating to, among other things, expectations, plans, and prospects for Xoom, including, but not limited to, its expectations regarding its expansion into new markets, ability to improve the way people around the world pay their bills and market demand for bill pay and money transfer products. These forward-looking statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of Xoom’s management as of the date of this press release, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements made in this press release are based on information available to Xoom as of the date thereof, and Xoom disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

In particular, the following factors, among others, could cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: the evolving nature of the industry in which Xoom operates; its failure to attract new customers or retain existing customers; economic, political or regulatory factors beyond its control, in the U.S. or in countries to which its customers transfer money and pay bills; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; competitive pricing and marketing strategies by competitors; the adoption of competing technologies that supplant its services; the failure of partners to disburse funds according to Xoom’s instructions; declines in customer confidence in its business or in money transfer providers generally; potential breaches of its security systems; and other risks and uncertainties.

For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please refer to the risk factors discussed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including but not limited to Xoom’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and any subsequently filed reports on Forms 10-Q and 8-K. All documents are available through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system (“EDGAR”) at or Xoom’s website at


Xoom lanza “Pago de facturas transfronterizo” – Pague facturas en línea de su país de origen, desde los EE.UU.

Xoom Bill Pay – pague las facturas de sus seres queridos, para que ellos no tengan que hacerlo.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 21 de noviembre de 2014 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM) un proveedor líder de transferencias digitales de dinero, ha lanzado oficialmente Xoom Bill Pay, una plataforma con tecnología de vanguardia que transforma los pagos internacionales de facturas, permitiendo que las personas paguen en línea, las facturas de sus seres queridos. Xoom Bill Pay se ha lanzado con pagos transfronterizos a México, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua y la República Dominicana.

“Xoom Bill Pay está cambiando completamente el modo de pagar facturas en México y otros países, al ofrecer una experiencia nueva e innovadora para que nuestros clientes paguen facturas con pocos clics o toques de pantalla”, dijo Bobby Aitkenhead, Vicepresidente de Xoom Bill Pay. “Ahora, nuestros clientes pueden pagar las facturas de sus seres queridos, desde los Estados Unidos. Esto le evita las molestias y riesgos a sus seres queridos de pagar sus facturas personalmente”.

“Xoom Bill Pay ayuda a nuestros clientes a cuidar mejor a sus familiares y amigos allá en casa, con el mismo servicio de calidad y excelente experiencia que han tenido con envíos de dinero con Xoom”, añadió Aitkenhead. “Xoom Bill Pay les muestra a nuestros clientes los saldos correctos de las cuentas en tiempo real y, pueden pagar una factura – o varias facturas – al instante. La tarifa es de $2.99 por factura pagada.

Xoom Bill Pay le permite a los clientes pagar facturas de electricidad, teléfono, Internet, cable, agua y gas, desde su celular, su tableta o su computadora. Actualmente, el servicio facilita pagos a los más importantes proveedores de servicios públicos en cada país, incluyendo a CFE, el único proveedor de energía en México, TELMEX, el principal proveedor de telefonía en México y, el Grupo de Empresas de Energía CDEEE, el único proveedor de energía en la República Dominicana. Otras empresas son: Claro, Energuate, Gigacable, Movistar, Telefónica, Tigo, Tricomm y, varias más.

Una clienta de Xoom, Concepción Salinas, ya ha disfrutado la seguridad, velocidad y confiabilidad de Xoom Bill Pay. “Mi mamá tiene 70 años y vive sola”, dijo Salinas. “Anteriormente, tenía que enviarle dinero para que ella pagara las facturas. Mi mamá tenía que ir a recoger el dinero y, luego hacer una fila en cada una de las empresas para pagar las facturas. Con Xoom Bill Pay, mi mamá no tiene que salir a la calle y, así no la pongo en riesgo”.

La posibilidad de consultar los saldos de las cuentas en tiempo real, usando solamente un número de cuenta, es una característica diferenciadora de Xoom Bill Pay. Esto es crucial, porque:

  • Los clientes que envian dinero tienen mejor información sobre los gastos de sus seres queridos
  • Es difícil que los clientes en Estados Unidos y los paises de Latinoamericanos tengan acceso a los recibos de pago oportunamente
  • Muchas empresas de servicios públicos en los países en desarrollo, no permiten pagos parciales
  • Muchas empresas de servicios desconectan el servicio con una sóla factura no pagada

“Creemos que Xoom Bill Pay es una forma revolucionaria de pagar facturas en países en desarrollo, donde es muy difícil que las personas que envian dinero y sus beneficiarios tengan acceso a las facturas oportunamente.  Ademas es difícil para los que envian dinero tener información sobre los gastos de sus beneficiarios”, dijo Aitkenhead “Anteriormente, los destinatarios de envíos de dinero tenían que gastar horas trasladándose a una empresa de pago de facturas, hacer fila, llenar formularios y, pasar efectivo sobre el mostrador para pagar por el uso del teléfono o la electricidad. Esto es ahora algo del pasado, ya que hemos transformado el proceso al permitirles a los clientes que paguen las facturas a través de las fronteras, a nombre de sus familiares, de un modo fácil y eficiente”.

Xoom planea extender el servicio de pago de facturas en el 2015, a otros países Xoom, incluyendo Filipinas, India, Vietnam, Panamá y, otros países en Sur América.

Acerca de Xoom
Xoom es un proveedor líder de transferencias digitales de dinero que les facilita a los consumidores en los Estados Unidos, el envío de dinero y el pago de facturas alrededor del mundo. de manera segura, rápida y económica, usando su celular, su tableta o su computadora. Durante el periodo de 12 meses terminado el 30 de septiembre de 2014, los más de 1.2 millones de clientes activos de Xoom, enviaron aproximadamente $6,500 millones a familiares y amigos. La compañía tiene sus oficinas principales en San Francisco y se puede visitar en línea en

Declaraciones a futuro

Este comunicado de prensa contiene declaraciones a futuro, según lo establecido en el Artículo 27A de la Securities Act de 1933 y del Artículo 21E de la Securities Exchange Act de 1934, relacionados entre otras cosas con las expectativas, planes y prospectos de Xoom incluyendo, pero sin limitarse a, sus expectativas relacionadas con su expansión a nuevos mercados, capacidad de mejorar la manera como la gente alrededor del mundo paga sus facturas y, la demanda mundial de productos para pago de facturas y transferencias de dinero. Estas declaraciones a futuro se basan en las expectativas y convicciones actuales de la gerencia de Xoom en la fecha de este comunicado de prensa y, están sometidas a algunos riesgos e incertidumbres que podrían ocasionar que los resultados reales sean materialmente diferentes de los descritos en las declaraciones a futuro. Todas las declaraciones a futuro hechas en este comunicado de prensa, se basan en información disponible para Xoom en esta fecha y, Xoom renuncia a cualquier obligación de actualizar estas declaraciones a futuro.

Los siguientes factores en particular y, entre otros, pueden ocasionar que los resultados sean materialmente distintos de los expresados o implícitos en estas declaraciones a futuro: la naturaleza evolutiva de la industria en la cual opera Xoom; su insuficiencia para atraer nuevos clientes o, para retener a los clientes actuales; factores económicos, políticos o reguladores, fuera de su control, en EE.UU. o en países hacia los cuales sus clientes transfieren dinero y donde pagan facturas; fluctuaciones en tasas de cambio de divisas; precios competitivos y estrategias de mercadeo de los competidores; la implementación de tecnologías que sustituyan sus servicios; fallas por parte de los socios para desembolsar el dinero según instrucciones de Xoom; disminución de la confianza de los clientes en sus negocios o con los proveedores de transferencias de dinero en general,; violaciones posibles a su sistema de seguridad y, otros riesgos e incertidumbres.

Para ver un examen detallado de éstas y otras declaraciones de precaución, por favor revise los factores de riesgo analizados en presentaciones a la U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), incluyendo pero sin limitarse a Reporte Anual de Xoom en formulario 10-K, para el año terminado el 31 de diciembre de 2013 y, otros reportes presentados posteriormente en formularios 10-Q y 8-K. Todos los documentos están disponibles a través del sistema Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval (“EDGAR”), en o, en el sitio web de Xoom,


Square y Xoom se asocian con Latino Startup Alliance para premiar a empresas de propiedad de latinas en California.

Las empresarias latinas están invitadas a participar en la competencia de planes de negocios Soy Empresaria.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Noviembre 14 de 2014 – Latino Startup Alliance, Square y Xoom anunciaron hoy el lanzamiento de “Soy Empresaria”, un programa para darles a las empresarias latinas en California, la oportunidad de recibir $10,000 en apoyo financiero y tutoría.

“Cada empresario debe tener acceso a herramientas y recursos para iniciar, poner en marcha y hacer crecer sus empresas, de modo que puedan competir con la calidad de sus ideas y su trabajo”, dijo Ricardo Reyes, Vicepresidente de Marca de Square. “Soy Empresaria” honra a las empresarias latinas y su influencia en la comunidad”.

Soy Empresaria hará un reconocimiento a las tres más destacadas latinas propietarias de empresas, en un evento en la sede social de Square, durante el cual, cada una recibirá un premio de $10,000. Cada una de las ganadoras también recibirá tutoría de notables ejecutivos de Square, Xoom y Latino Startup Alliance.

Xoom está feliz de haberse unido a Square y a Latino Startup Alliance para ofrecer a las muy trabajadoras empresarias latinas, la oportunidad de hacer crecer sus empresas. Hoy en día, las latinas dueñas de empresas que envían dinero a casa, lo pueden hacer en segundos con la App de Xoom y, el tiempo que ahorran lo pueden dedicar a concentrarse en su empresa”, dijo Theresa Pasinosky, Directora Senior de Marca Global de Xoom.

“En Latino Startup Alliance, nuestra meta es la de ayudar a los latinos empresarios en tecnología a tener acceso a los recursos, capital y redes que necesitan para triunfar. Por eso, estamos emocionados de anunciar el lanzamiento de Soy Empresaria, en asocio de Square y Xoom. Juntos, queremos celebrar y apoyar el crecimiento de las pequeñas empresas propiedad de latinas en California”, dijo Deldelp Medina, Presidente de Latino Startup Alliance.

Para ver más información sobre la manera en enviar su plan de negocio para Soy Empresaria y, las reglas y normas, visite Los planes de negocio deben ser enviados antes de las 11:59 PM del 14 de diciembre de 2014, para ser aceptados.  Participe en la conversación en Facebook y Twitter usando el hashtag #SoyEmpresaria.

Media Contacts:

Latino Startup Alliance:
Deldelp Medina

Johnny Brackett

Robin Carr


Xoom’s Newest Advertising Campaign for the Hispanic Market Features Testimonials from Actual Xoom Customers

Life Stories” latest in Xoom’s Award-winning Hispanic Advertising Lineup

 SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 28, 2014 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has launched a new advertising campaign for the U.S. Hispanic market based on testimonials from Xoom customers.   Titled “Life Stories,” the multimedia campaign features customers who share their personal stories, to illustrate how much they trust Xoom for their money transfers back home.

“Our customers, through their life stories, do the best job describing the benefits of sending money with Xoom; so we made them the stars of our TV ads,” said Theresa Pasinosky, Director of Marketing for Latin America and Caribbean at Xoom. “It feels great to see how Xoom has changed our customers’ lives, and has given them some time back to spend with their kids. These are real life customers that depend on us to help them take care of their families. We need to be dependable, transparent and the best we can be. Always.”

A Xoom customer featured in the television commercials is Maria Mancia, She used to waste a lot of time going to the store, standing in line, waiting to send money.  This was time that she would have preferred to spend with her children, reading and playing. When she discovered Xoom, she was able to send money in one or two minutes using the Xoom app. Maria is a happy customer who understands the time-saving benefit of using Xoom –and not going to a store.

Two new commercials, which launched this week, can be viewed below:

Ricardo recomienda Xoom.

Maria te recomienda usar Xoom.

Award-Winning Campaigns
In 2012, Xoom won the Gold from the ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards for “Save the Pigs,” as best campaign developed to reach Hispanic consumers. This year, Xoom won a Silver Award and a Bronze Award in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for two television campaigns, “Red and White Heroes” and “Pony.”  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 more than 25 years, the Telly has been a symbol of creative excellence.

About Xoom
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money to 30 countries in a secure, fast and cost-effective way, using their mobile phone, tablet or computer. During the 12 months ended June 30, 2014, Xoom’s more than 1.1 million active customers sent approximately $6.3 billion to family and friends. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at


Argentina and Germany Collide Again


History repeats itself again in the World Cup when Argentina and Germany collide in the World Cup Final for a third time. For Argentina, the journey to their fifth World Cup final was a long and difficult one, requiring a nerve-wracking semifinal victory over a stubborn Netherlands team, winning on penalty kicks, 4-2, on a drizzly evening in Sao Paulo.

Maxi Rodriguez, Argentina’s third and final substitute, provided the winning penalty kick against the Netherlands to set up yet another showdown with Germany.

Argentina is back in the World Cup final for the first time since 1990, when it lost to Germany on penalty kicks. In the only other World Cup final meeting against Germany, Argentina won, 3-2, in Mexico City in 1986, led by Diego Maradona.

Argentina, which has not lost in five World Cup semifinals, is 2-2 in World Cup finals. Argentina won its other World Cup in 1978, defeating the Netherlands, 3-1, in Buenos Aires.

The final against Germany figures to be dominated by two of the top scorers in the game, Lionel Messi of Argentina and Germany’s Thomas Muller.

And you can score too with Xoom, the easiest way to send money to Argentina.


Colombia-Brazil Superstar Showdown


For Colombia and Brazil, the World Cup games get bigger, the stakes get higher, the pressure rises and two superstars are simply taking off like rockets. Colombia goes up against host Brazil in a World Cup quarterfinal showdown that matches two of the most electrifying players in the global competition – James Rodriguez of Colombia and Neymar of Brazil.

Rodriguez has been a revelation and he has scored in all four of Colombia’s matches. The 22-year-old, who has put Colombia’s in its second quarterfinal since 1990, has a World Cup-leading five goals and Colombia has outscored its opponents by an overwhelming margin of 11-2.

Rodriguez has scored or assisted on seven of the goals and he is easily the new, breakout star of the World Cup.

Neymar is also just 22 and he has scored four goals while carrying the heavy burden of responsibility as the face of Brazil as the World Cup host country. Brazil is looking for its sixth World Cup title and Neymar is generally acknowledged as the one who must make it happen.

But Colombia stands in the way. And you can score too with Xoom, the easiest way to send money to Colombia.


Argentina’s World Cup Dream Alive


Argentina’s World Cup dream is alive and well. Argentina and Belgium, who both worked late for their victories in the Knockout Round, have a date to meet in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Better late than never, Argentina scored the second-latest goal in World Cup history to knock out stubborn Switzerland and move on to face Belgium in the quarterfinals. Belgium scored twice in extra time to defeat the U.S., 2-1.

Argentina was a heavy favorite against Switzerland, so the only real surprise was that Lionel Messi didn’t score the winning goal.

Angel Di Maria scored in the 118th minute and Argentina took a 1-0 victory in Sao Paulo in the Round of 16, ending a match that seemed destined to end with penalty kicks. But after a Swiss turnover, Messi outmaneuvered the defense, saw Di Maria on the right side and sent him a pass that Di Maria planted in the left corner of the net.

Messi attracted Swiss defenders all day, on many occasions three at once. And although Messi did not score for the first time in four World Cup matches, he was responsible for the winning goal.

Argentina has now won each of its four World Cup matches by a total by a one-goal margin. Messi has scored four of Argentina’s seven goals.

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So It’s Switzerland’s Turn to Worry About Messi


It’s Argentina and Switzerland in the knockout round, but there could be another subtext to this Round of 16?  Maybe. If there really is anyone who worried about Argentina for having to dig deep and work some bugs out of its approach, such as scoring late to win, there are once again two words to consider: Lionel Messi.

Argentina defeated Nigeria, 3-2, to close out Group F unbeaten, then waited to find out its next opponent in the Round of 16. Switzerland jumped up claimed it as the runner-up behind France in Group E and that puts the Swiss directly in Argentina’s path.

So it’s Switzerland’s turn to worry about Messi.

Argentina’s biggest star scored two more goals against Nigeria – he now has four – and almost single-handedly propelled Argentina into the knockout round on Tuesday in Sao Paulo.

But it’s true Argentina has had some close-calls, beating both Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran by one goal, both low-scoring games – 2-1 and 1-0. The other characteristic? Messi scored a goal in them both. He tied with Brazil’s superstar, Neymar and Germany’s scoring machine, Thomas Muller, with a World Cup high of four goals.

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