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Xoom Launches Instant Money Transfer Service to China, Processed Through UnionPay

Xooms breakthrough technology enables instant deposits to China

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, February 2, 2015 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, today announced the launch of its money transfer service to China. This instant bank deposit service allows Chinese immigrants with a U.S. bank account, credit card, or debit card to conveniently send money online to most bank accounts in China within seconds. With the addition of China, Xoom’s money transfer service now reaches 31 countries worldwide.

“This is a significant milestone for Xoom,” said John Kunze, Xoom’s President and CEO. “As we expand our service to the world’s most populous country, Chinese immigrants in the U.S. can safely, conveniently, and cost-effectively send money to their loved ones. With Xoom’s breakthrough technology, money can be deposited into the recipient’s account instantly. No waiting in line, no high fees. Just the most convenient money transfer service possible. Plus, our customers can always count on 24/7 service, 365 days a year.”

When customers send money to China during bank processing hours (7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Beijing Standard Time), their transfer will arrive in seconds. Transfers are processed through the UnionPay MoneyExpress network.  All customers require is their recipient’s UnionPay card number and the Pin-Yin name associated with that card.  Xoom will instantly transfer funds to some of the most recognizable banking brands 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 account.

Xoom provides locked-in exchange rates on Renminbi (CNY) deposits to China and a secure and convenient way for Chinese immigrants to send money from their computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Customers can download Xoom’s app for Android and iOS mobile devices for free. Visit for more information.

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


Will you watch the Miss Universe pageant on TV on Jan. 25?

There are some television shows that many people find irresistible, and that’s just fine. But on the other hand, there are also other TV shows that you wouldn’t even reach across the table for the channel clicker to watch them.

That’s sort of the fun of it, isn’t it? One of those television programs that could fall into either category is coming up. So Xoom, an international leader in the global money transfer business, thought it would be a good idea to take a survey of its clients and asked them, ‘Will you watch the Miss Universe pageant on TV on Jan. 25?’

It needs to be noted that Mary Jean Lastimosa, better known simply as MJ, holds the crown as the Philippines contestant and is considered one of the favorites to win the Miss Universe competition.

Some 40 percent of those who took part in the survey said no, they aren’t going to watch, but 30 percent said, sure, they would watch the Miss Universe pageant. And some of the respondents simply couldn’t make up their mind – 30 percent said they might watch it.


Xoom Announces Touch ID for Mobile Money Transfers

Xoom customers can use their fingerprint to sign in to the mobile app.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan. 22, 2015 — Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, today announced that it will incorporate Apple’s Touch ID technology into their mobile money transfers application. This gives customers the option to use their fingerprint data to sign in to the Xoom application on the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus. The Xoom App with Touch ID is available at the Apple AppStore.

Xoom has always placed safety and security as a top priority; and now with Touch ID on the Xoom Mobile App, this presents an enhanced customer experience with authentication that is simple and highly secure,” said Joe Raymond, Xoom’s Vice President of Product. “In keeping with our mission of creating a seamless customer experience across our platform, Touch ID will make it faster and easier for our customers to send money from the Xoom App, without having to type in a password.”

Touch ID is a fingerprint identity sensor that is located in the Home button of select Apple devices. Touch ID takes a high-resolution image of the user’s fingerprint and then analyzes it in order to create its mathematical representation. The data points generated through the analysis are stored locally on the user’s device, and are used for comparison with fingerprint data captured through any subsequent Touch ID usage.

During log in, Xoom’s Mobile Application determines whether the Xoom customer has enabled Touch ID on their device. If the service is enabled, the customer is asked if they want to use Touch ID for subsequent logins. If the customer agrees, they can then authenticate with nothing more than their fingerprint on all future logins. Even if the Xoom customer chooses not to make use of Touch ID at this time, they can always enable the service manually through the Xoom application’s Settings menu.

During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, 49 percent of the total number of transactions was sent via mobile devices as compared to 32 percent in the same period in the prior year. During the nine months ended September 30, 2014, more than $1.6 billion of Xoom’s gross sending volume was sent from mobile devices which represented growth of approximately 99 percent compared to the same period in the prior year.   As of September 30, 2014, 55 percent of Xoom’s active customers have transacted at least once via a mobile device during the last twelve months as compared to 42 percent, September 30, 2013.

Spanish Language App
Xoom offers customers a Spanish-language experience on its App, desktop and mobile sites and via Xoom’s 24-hour customer care center. In addition to fast and simple money transfers on-the-go, Xoom customers can use the App to track the status of their money transfer as their money moves to their loved ones.  Other key features of the Xoom App include the ability to review Xoom’s low fees, check exchange rates, contact customer service and access links to other Xoom services.
The Xoom App is available at the Apple AppStore and Google Play.

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



Do you think you can keep your New Year’s resolutions?

It’s virtually the same thing, over and over, and happens almost at the very instant that the New Year begins. You know the drill by now, so let’s get right to it. What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

Of course, the list from which to choose is long every time, but it includes the usual ideas: Lose weight, stop smoking, be a better person, walk away from the cookie jar.

Anyway, it’s this time of the New Year that prompted Xoom to start thinking about it all. So Xoom, a global leader in the money transfer business, decided to conduct an exclusive survey of its clients and asked this question: ‘Do you think you will keep your New Year’s Resolutions?’

That’s cutting right to the chase. The majority of those who took part in the survey, 37 percent, said yes, they would keep their resolutions, but interestingly enough, the next highest percentage, 33 percent, said they had no resolutions. But 26 said maybe and only four percent said they would not keep their New Year’s Resolutions.


Panel of Judges Announced For Soy Empresaria Business Plan Competition

Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez and Father Greg Boyle among judges to recognize three Latina business-owners in California

 SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., December 22, 2014 – Today, the Latino Startup Alliance, announced the panel of judges for Soy Empresaria, a program in partnership with Square, and Xoom (Nasdaq: XOOM) are currently taking entries for Soy Empresaria, a program that will give Latina entrepreneurs in California the opportunity to win $10,000 in financial support and mentorship. The panel includes:

  • Father Gregory “Greg” Joseph Boyle, an American Jesuit priest; founder and Director of Homeboy Industries; and former pastor of Dolores Mission Church.
  • Nely Galán, independent producer and former President of Entertainment for Telemundo
  • Laura Gomez, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Vyv
  • Kevin Hartz, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Eventbrite, Inc; Co-Founder and former CEO of Xoom Corporation.
  • Julia Hartz, Co-Founder and President, Eventbrite
  • Linda T. Sánchez, U.S. Representative for California’s 38th congressional district.

These judges will select three leading Latina business-owners in California whose business plans and supporting videos demonstrate how they plan to grow and make a difference in their community. Winners will be recognized at an event at Xoom’s headquarters, where each will be awarded a $10,000 prize and coaching from notable executives from Square, Xoom, and the Latino Startup Alliance.

“At Latino Startup Alliance, our goal is to help Latino tech entrepreneurs gain access to the resources, capital, and networks they need to succeed. That is why we are excited about Soy Empresaria, in partnership with Square and Xoom. Together, we want to celebrate and support the growth of Latina-owned small businesses in California,” said Deldelp Medina, president of the Latino Startup Alliance.

Business plan submissions must be made by 11:59 PM on December 30, 2014 to qualify. For more information on how to submit a business plan for Soy Empresaria, and for rules and regulations, visit Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #SoyEmpresaria.


Se anuncia el jurado para la competencia de planes de negocios SOY EMPRESARIA.

La congresista Linda T Sánchez y el Padre Greg Boyle están entre los jueces que seleccionarán a tres latinas dueñas de empresas en California

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., 22 de diciembre de 2014 – Hoy, la Latino Startup Alliance, anunció que el jurado para Soy Empresaria, un programa en alianza con Square, y Xoom (Nasdaq: XOOM) está actualmente recibiendo inscripciones para Soy Empresaria, un programa que dará a las empresarias latinas en California, la oportunidad de recibir $10.000 de apoyo financiero y tutoría. El jurado incluye a:

  • Padre Gregory “Greg” Joseph Boyle, sacerdote Jesuita americano, fundador y director de Homeboy Industries; y anterior pastor de Dolores Mission Church.
  • Nely Galán, productora independiente y expresidente de Entretenimiento en Telemundo
  • Laura Gomez, empresaria y cofundadora de Vyv
  • Kevin Hartz, Co Director Ejecutivo de Eventbrite, Inc.;  cofundador y ex Director Ejecutivo de Xoom Corporation.
  • Julia Hartz, cofundadora y Presidente de Eventbrite
  • Linda T. Sánchez, Representante a la Cámara de EE.UU. por el Distrito parlamentario 38.

Estos jueces seleccionarán a tres latinas líderes dueñas de empresas en California, cuyos planes de negocios y videos complementarios demuestren cómo planean crecer y marcar una diferencia en su comunidad. En la sede de Xoom se dará el reconocimiento a las ganadoras, donde a cada una se le otorgará un premio de $10.000 y tutoría dirigida por notorios ejecutivos de Square, Xoom y Latino Startup Alliance.

“En Latino Startup Alliance, nuestra meta es ayudar a los empresarios latinos de tecnología, a lograr acceso a los recursos, capital y redes que necesitan para triunfar. Por esto estamos emocionados con Soy Empresaria en asocio de Square y de Xoom. Queremos celebrar juntos y apoyar el crecimiento de las pequeñas empresas propiedad de latinas en California”, dijo Deldelp Medina, presidente de Latino Startup Alliance.

La entrega de los planes de negocios debe ser hecha antes de las 11:59 PM del 30 de diciembre de 2014, para poder participar. Para ver más información sobre la manera de enviar un plan de negocio para Soy Empresaria y, leer las reglas y normas, visite Participe en la conversación en Facebook y Twitter usando la etiqueta #SoyEmpresaria.


What is your top New Year’s resolution?

What do you think about when you’re starting a new year? It’s more than just flipping the pages of a calendar. Some people have an annual ritual that takes place right about now and it involves some thinking and some planning and some ambition. You might even do what we’re talking about, too: New Year’s resolutions.

They often turn out hard to keep, but you’ve got to start somewhere, because if you’re just standing still, you’re falling behind. Xoom, an acknowledged global leader in the money transfer business, conducted an exclusive survey of its FilAm customers and asked about New Year’s resolutions. What’s at the top of the list?

An even 42 percent said their top New Year’s resolution was the stay fit and to eat healthy. And 17 percent said their primary resolution was to save more money. Another 12 percent of the respondents said their top New Year’s resolution was to spend more time with their loved ones, 10 percent said they wanted to manage stress better and 8 percent answered that their top New Year’s resolution was to drop some pounds and lose weight.

And one more thing: Happy New Year!


Xoom lanza su programa transfronterizo Pago de Facturas a México – Paga facturas en línea desde los EE.UU.

Pago de facturas Xoom – paga las facturas de tus seres queridos, para que ellos no tengan que hacerlo.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 10 de diciembre de 2014 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), un proveedor líder de transferencias digitales de dinero, ha lanzado oficialmente (Paga Facturas a México con Xoom) Xoom Bill Pay to Mexico, una plataforma de avanzada que transforma los pagos transfronterizos de facturas permitiendo que, a las personas que viven en México, les paguen sus cuentas sus seres queridos que viven en Estados Unidos.

“Pago de Facturas Xoom está cambiando completamente la manera como las facturas transfronterizas se pagan en México, al ofrecer una experiencia nueva e innovadora para que los clientes en EE.UU. paguen facturas en nombre de sus familiares y amigos con tan solo unos pocos clics o toques de pantalla”, dijo Bobby Aitkenhead, Vice Presidente de Xoom Bill Pay. “Pago de Facturas Xoom les ahorra a quienes viven en México, el inconveniente y el riesgo de ir a pagar cuentas”.

“Al facilitar el pago transfronterizo de facturas de modo seguro, confiable y exacto, Xoom ayuda a ofrecer tranquilidad a quienes viven en México, porque saben que sus facturas ya han sido pagadas. Los remitentes ahora disfrutan la posibilidad de ver los saldos de las cuentas de sus familias en tiempo real y, de pagar sus facturas al instante”.

Xoom Bill Pay facilita pagos a varias empresas de servicios públicos en México, incluyendo teléfono, Internet, electricidad y paquetes de cable. Para los remitentes que viven en EE.UU., los pagos se pueden hacer muy fácilmente desde el celular, tableta o computador del remitente. El servicio facilita el pago a CFE, el único proveedor de energía en México; TELMEX, el principal operador de telefonía en México; GasNatural, el más grande proveedor e gas en México y Gigacable, un operador mexicano de TV Pagada.

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

¿Cómo les ayuda Xoom Bill Pay a las personas que viven en México?

  • Los remitentes tienen acceso al valor de cada factura de modo oportuno; no hay necesidad de esperar que las cuentas lleguen por correo.
  • Muchas empresas de servicios públicos no aceptan pagos parciales; Xoom Bill Pay ahora le ofrece la información del saldo al remitente, quien puede hacer el pago total en tiempo real.
  • Normalmente, las empresas de servicios públicos desconectan el servicio con la primera falta de pago; Xoom Bill Pay ofrece a los mexicanos la tranquilidad de que sus facturas han sido pagadas.

“Anteriormente, muchos destinatarios de transferencias de dinero en México, tenían que dedicar varias horas del día yendo a la empresa de servicios, esperar en fila, llenar formularios y, entregar efectivo por la casilla para pagar por el uso del teléfono o la electricidad”,  añadió Aitkenhead.  “Esto es ahora algo del pasado, puesto que hemos transformado el proceso al permitir que los clientes paguen las facturas transfronterizas en nombre de sus familias, de manera fácil y eficiente”.

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 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 su sede en San Francisco y se encuentra en línea en