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31
Aug

Do you have a mobile wallet?

We’re living a fast-paced lifestyle so much of the time these days that it’s sometimes difficult to know what the new technology offers. Or how to make it work. Or what to do with it.

Payments and tech is one area that’s really taking off. It used to be that paying for products or services with cash or a check was the only option. But that was before the advent of credit cards. Now, many of us are holding on for the next way to pay. It’s already here. It’s your mobile device. Banks, start-ups, regulators and mobile service providers are all working together to integrate mobile payments into our everyday lives by having a debit or credit card on every mobile carrier.

It’s called a mobile wallet. Xoom, a leading digital money transfer provider, thought it would be useful to find out more, so Xoom conducted an exclusive survey of some of its Fil-Am clients and asked each one if they have a mobile wallet.

As it turns out, only 17 percent of the respondents said that they do have a mobile wallet, while 59 percent answered that no, they do not. And then 24 percent said they don’t know what a mobile wallet is.

31
Aug

How often do you go to the movies?

There’s nothing quite like going to the movies – especially in the summer – to put yourself into, well, another place. It’s not like being at work, it’s not like being at home, it’s a completely different experience where you find it far easier to put your cares and worries away and just let it all go for a short while.

And it’s clear that the menu of movies to choose from has something for just about everyone. Action, comedy, romance, drama, cartoon, documentary, you can find it at the movies… along with candy and soda, of course. So while so many of us sit back and relax and get ready to be entertained, Xoom thought it would be fun to take a deeper look at the movies.

Xoom, a leading digital money transfer provider, conducted a survey of some of its Fil-Am customers and asked a simple question: ‘How often do you go to the movies?’

The largest percentage of those who answered the survey, 37 percent, said they go to the movies every few months while 21 percent said only once a year. But 14 percent said they go to the movies a few times a month, 12 percent answered once a month and 11 percent said they never go to the movies. Meanwhile, 5 percent said they go the movies once a week.

5
Aug

Do you plan to attend a Filipino event this summer?

As usual in the summertime, there doesn’t seem to be any shortage of activities, or things to do that involve you and your family and others. For many Fil-Ams, the summer can be packed with a great number of important and fun events, whether they involve enjoying flowers or festivals or whether the events are more along the religious side.

Making time together for families cuts across the Filipino heritage and it’s a vital component to everyday life. Plus, it helps to remind us of our friends and family back home.

Xoom, a leading digital money transfer provider, thought it would be a valuable idea to find out more on the subject from some of its best Fil-Am customers. So Xoom decided to conduct an exclusive survey on the subject of summer and what to may decide to do, asking the question, ‘Do you plan to attend a Filipino event this summer?’

Yes, said exactly 40 percent of those who responded in the survey. But 38 percent answered no, they don’t have anything in mind, while another 22 percent said that there are no Filipino events nearby that they could attend.

4
Aug

Xoom Debuts Website in Vietnamese

Now Vietnamese Customers Can Send Money with Ease and Confidence

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 4, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, today announces the launch of its Vietnamese-language sites for sending money to Vietnam.  Xoom is offering Vietnamese language on its desktop and mobile sites. In order to provide a comprehensive in-language money transfer experience, Xoom’s future emails and SMS communications will be available in Vietnamese language as well.

“Our customers have always been able to trust Xoom to send money to Vietnam, but with our Vietnamese-language site, our customers now have even greater peace of mind,” said Pia Guter, Xoom’s Director of Marketing for Vietnam.  “Many of our customers are first generation Vietnamese and providing them with a complete in-language experience makes our service more meaningful and personal.”

With Xoom, senders can choose to have the money sent via door-to-door delivery, cash pick up and bank deposits.  Delivery is made on the same day in city areas and within two days to most provinces.  Instant cash pick up is available at more than 400 locations, and fast bank deposits are available to Vietcombank, Sacombank, Vietinbank, DongA and many other banks.  Payout in U.S. Dollar or Vietnamese Dong is also available. Senders pay only $2.99 to send up to $2,999 when they pay with their bank account.

About Xoom
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider that enables consumers to send money, pay bills and send prepaid mobile phone 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 June 30, 2015, Xoom’s more than 1.4 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.

4
Aug

Xoom ra mắt trang mạng tiếng Việt

Giờ đây khách hàng Việt Nam có thể tự tin gửi tiền một cách dễ dàng

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 4 Tháng 8, 2015 – Tập đoàn Xoom (NASDAQ: XOOM), một nhà cung cấp dịch vụ chuyển tiền kỹ thuật số hàng đầu, hôm nay thông báo khai trương trang mạng tiếng Việt để phục vụ việc chuyển tiền về Việt Nam. Xoom hỗ trợ tiếng Việt trên trang mạng dành cho máy tính để bàn lẫn trang mạng dành cho thiết bị di động. Nhằm cung cấp một trải nghiệm chuyển tiền toàn diện bằng tiếng Việt, các email và tin nhắn SMS trong tương lai của Xoom cũng sẽ viết bằng tiếng Việt.

“Khách hàng của chúng tôi xưa nay vẫn luôn tin tưởng Xoom khi sử dụng dịch vụ gửi tiền về Việt Nam nhưng với trang mạng tiếng Việt mới này, khách hàng giờ đây sẽ an tâm nhiều hơn nữa,” theo phát biểu của Pia Guter, Giám đốc Tiếp thị của Xoom cho thị trường Việt Nam. “Nhiều khách hàng của chúng tôi là người Việt thế hệ thứ nhất nên việc cung cấp cho nhóm khách hàng này một trải nghiệm tiếng Việt toàn diện sẽ làm cho dịch vụ của chúng tôi có ý nghĩa hơn và mang tính cá nhân hơn.”

Với Xoom, người gửi tiền có thể chọn gửi tiền thông qua giao tiền tận nơi, nhận tiền tại ngân hàng ở Việt Nam, hoặc chuyển khoản. Tiền được giao trong ngày ở các khu vực thành thị và trong vòng hai ngày đến đa số các tỉnh. Nhận tiền ngay tức thời tại hơn 400 điểm, và chuyển khoản ngân hàng nhanh áp dụng cho Vietcombank, Sacombank, Vietinbank, DongA và nhiều ngân hàng khác. Khách hàng có thể chọn chi trả tiền cho người nhận bằng đô la Mỹ hoặc đồng Việt Nam. Người gửi chỉ trả $2.99 để gửi số tiền lên đến $2,999 khi trả phí bằng tài khoản ngân hàng.

Giới thiệu Xoom
Xoom là một nhà cung cấp dịch vụ chuyển tiền kỹ thuật số hàng đầu cho phép người tiêu dùng gửi tiền, thanh toán hóa đơn và gửi tiền nạp điện thoại di động trả trước cho gia đình và bạn bè trên khắp thế giới một cách bảo mật, nhanh chóng, và hiệu quả về chi phí, bằng điện thoại di động, máy tính bảng, hay máy điện toán. Trong 12 tháng tính đến 30 Tháng 6, 2015, hơn 1.4 triệu khách hàng của Xoom đã gửi khoảng $6.9 tỉ qua Xoom. Công ty Xoom có hội sở tại San Francisco và hoạt động trên mạng tại Xoom.com.

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.