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14
Nov

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 www.latinabiz.soy. 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
deldelp@latinostartupalliance.org

Square:
Johnny Brackett
brackett@squareup.com

Xoom:
Robin Carr
415-660-1239
robin.carr@xoom.com

12
Nov

Where do you typically eat lunch?

Let’s talk about food, probably one of the more popular topics to discuss. Specifically, let’s talk about lunch. Eating lunch isn’t just a way to fill your tank, it can also be a welcome break from work, it represents the daily transition from morning to afternoon, it’s a good time to socialize or it’s simply an opportunity to eat the kind of food you enjoy.

But where do you eat your lunch? Xoom was interested in that question, so the money transfer business conducted a survey of its FilAm customers to find out. What Xoom discovered was a revealing cross-section of lunch-time locales.

The majority of respondents, 54 percent of those surveyed, said they eat lunch at home. Those in office settings weighed in, too. A full 17 percent answered the question by saying they at their desk at work and following closely behind, 16 percent said they eat their lunch in the office cafeteria or the lunch room. And 9 percent of those who took part in the survey said they eat their lunch in restaurants. Bon appétit.

10
Nov

Do you enjoy watching commercials on TV?

Holding the TV remote control is a position of power. Everybody knows that. Having the TV remote control device in your hands means the place where you’re parked on the sofa represents the current seat of authority.

Yes, you can change the television channel, although politeness dictates that it’s usually nice to ask anyone else in the room if they mind. But there’s also something else you can do with the remote control. You can mute the sound. It might be wise to ask for permission to do that as well.

On the other hand, if you do mute the sound, you can’t watch the TV commercials. Now that’s a subject that interested Xoom. The money transfer business powerhouse conducted an exclusive survey of its FilAm customers and simply asked if they enjoy watching commercials on television.

The most popular response was ‘sometimes,’ given by 53 percent of those who answered the survey while 25 percent said they did not watch the TV commercials and 22 percent said that they did indeed watch the commercials.

6
Nov

Do you watch Filipino teleseryes?

Everyone has their own tastes in television shows, which can take you anywhere from sports to news to entertainment to specials and so many more. That’s one of the great things about having options, so you can choose your favorite. And there’s one particular genre of TV shows that have endured for a very long time. That would be the soap opera, or to the Filipino community, the Philippine drama, or teleseryes.

We already know that the teleseryes, which are aired in prime time, can bring some of the highest advertising rates in Philippine television. So they are lucrative.

But are they really popular with the FilAm audience? Xoom wanted to find out. So Xoom, a leader in the global money transfer business, decided to conduct an exclusive survey of its FilAm customers and get the answer. Xoom asked the question ‘Do you watch Filipino teleseryes?’

Let’s just say the teleseryes are popular. A majority of the respondents, a full 60 per cent, said they did indeed watch teleseryes. Meanwhile, 40 percent of those who answered the survey said they do not watch Filipino teleseryes.

27
Oct

Xoom Announces Instant Deposit Service to Kotak Mahindra Bank Accounts in India

Xoom expands instant deposit service to one of India’s leading financial institutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 23, 2014 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, is now offering instant deposits to Kotak Mahindra Bank accounts in India. This revolutionary service allows Xoom customers to instantly deposit money into their recipients’ Kotak Mahindra Bank accounts, 365 days a year, including bank holidays. Instant deposits to Kotak Mahindra Bank are processed through Xoom’s partnership with Punjab National Bank.

“Through our partnership with Punjab National Bank and the breakthrough IMPS technology, we are thrilled to expand our instant deposit service to Kotak Mahindra Bank,” said Julian King, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Xoom. “Instant deposits are available 365 days, including bank holidays, so customers will never have to wait. Speed and convenience are what customers expect from Xoom’s service and we continue to do just that in our mission to provide instant deposit to even more banks in India.”

In addition to Kotak Mahindra Bank, Xoom also offers instant deposits to ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda, Union Bank of India, Federal Bank and Yes Bank.

Xoom provides great locked-in exchange rates for money transfers to India, and there is no fee when customers send more than $1,000 and pay with their U.S.-based bank account. Plus, Xoom continues to provide fast bank deposits within four hours to all other banks in India, including to NRE and NRO accounts, when sent during bank processing hours in India.

Customers can also download the Xoom App for Android and iPhone devices for free. Visit Xoom.com/mobile for more information.

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 www.xoom.com.

About Kotak Mahindra Bank
Established in 1985, the Kotak Mahindra group is one of India’s leading financial services conglomerates. In February 2003, Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd. (KMFL), the group’s flagship company, received banking license from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). With this, KMFL became the first non-banking finance company in India to become a bank – Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd (KMBL).

KMBL offers complete retail financial solutions for varied customer requirements. The Savings Bank Account goes beyond the traditional role of savings, and provides range of services through a comprehensive suite of investment services and other transactional conveniences like Online Shopping, Bill Payments, ASBA, Netc@rd, ActivMoney (Automatic TD sweep-in and Sweep-out) etc. Kotak’s Jifi, a first-of-its-kind fully integrated Social Bank Account, redefines digital banking by seamlessly incorporating social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook with mainstream banking.

KMBL also offers an Investment Account where Mutual Fund investments are recorded and can be viewed in a consolidated fashion across fund houses & schemes. Further, the Bank offers loan products such as Home Loans, Personal Loans, Commercial Vehicle Loans, etc. Keeping in mind the diverse needs of the business community, KMBL offers comprehensive business solutions that include Current Account, Trade Services, Cash Management Services and Credit facilities.

21
Oct

Xoom Announces Instant Deposit Service to Bank of Baroda Accounts in India

Xoom Expands Instant Deposit Service to One of India’s Leading Financial Institutions

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xoom Corporation (Nasdaq:XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, is now offering instant deposits to Bank of Baroda bank accounts in India. This revolutionary service allows Xoom customers to instantly deposit money into their recipients’ Bank of Baroda bank accounts, 365 days a year, including bank holidays. Instant deposits to Bank of Baroda are processed through Xoom’s partnership with Punjab National Bank.

“Through our partnership with Punjab National Bank and the breakthrough IMPS technology, we are thrilled to expand our instant deposit service to Bank of Baroda, one of the largest public sector banks in India,” said Julian King, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Xoom. “Instant deposits are available 365 days, including bank holidays, so customers will never have to wait. Speed and convenience are what customers expect from Xoom’s service and we continue to do just that in our mission to provide instant deposit to even more banks in India.”

In addition to Bank of Baroda, Xoom also offers instant deposits to ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Punjab National Bank, Union Bank of India, Federal Bank and Yes Bank.

Xoom provides great locked-in exchange rates for money transfers to India, and there is no fee when customers send more than $1,000 and pay with their U.S.-based bank account. Plus, Xoom continues to provide fast bank deposits within four hours to all other banks in India, including to NRE and NRO accounts, when sent during bank processing hours in India.

Customers can also download the Xoom App for Android and iPhone devices for free. Visit Xoom.com/mobile for more information.

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 Xoom.com.

15
Oct

How many children are in your household?

Most people realize that their families are probably the most vital ingredient in their lives and also that having children adds up to a satisfying aspect of family life. Everyone realizes that having children is an important decision and that such a decision does not come easy sometimes. But if you do choose to have a child, there’s another big decision to make then. So just how many children do you have in your household?

This is an interesting question to think about, so much so that Xoom decided to take a closer look at the intriguing situation of having children. Xoom recently conducted an exclusive survey of some of its best Fil-Am clients to find out the answer to this question: How many children are in your household?

A majority of the respondents – 56 percent – said they had no children in their households. Meanwhile, 44 percent of those who answered the survey came up with different numbers.

Exactly 19 percent who answered the survey said they had two children; and the same percentage, 19 percent, said there were two children in their household. Also, six percent said there were three or more children in their household. Hopefully there are enough TV remote controls to go around.

13
Oct

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

Usapang Padala with Xoom.com” latest in Xoom’s Award-winning Filipino Advertising Lineup

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 13, 2014 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has launched a new Filipino advertising campaign for the U.S. Filipino market based on testimonials from their Fil-Am customers.  Titled “Usapang Padala with Xoom.com,” the multimedia campaign features customers who share their personal stories, to illustrate how much they trust Xoom for their money transfers back home.

“It’s gratifying to see and hear how Xoom has changed our customers’ lives and to showcase endorsements from real customers –not actors –in our latest commercials,” said Pia Palpal-latoc Guter, Director of Marketing for the Philippines at Xoom. “As a Filipino who sends money back home to my family, I see myself in their shoes. Our customers depend on us and we need to be reliable, transparent and ready to address any concerns they may have. Plus, staying in touch with our community helps us to continually improve our services.”

One customer featured in the television commercials is Rose Alvarez, an ICU nurse who lives in Chicago, Illinois. Due to the odd hours of her shift, she had been withdrawing cash the day before sending the money, and having to physically carry the cash to the Filipino store to send to her parents. One evening, after withdrawing cash from her bank, she went out with friends and a pickpocket stole the cash from her purse. That was the end of the offline cash-and-carry method for Alvarez.

In 2006, Alvarez was introduced to Xoom through television ads and recommendations from other Fil-Am friends who had been using the service. After trying Xoom, she quickly discovered how safe, fast and reliable it was to send money back home to her parents. She has been a loyal Xoom customer ever since. “If I used Xoom, I would not have lost cash. I could’ve sent the money to my parents instead,” said Alvarez.

Alvarez has particularly enjoyed the ease and convenience that Xoom offers. “My hospital shifts change so now I don’t have to worry about a remittance center’s hours of operation,” said Alvarez. “With Xoom, I can send from anywhere, anytime. During winter when it’s cold, I also don’t need to go outside anymore.” She concludes by saying that Xoom is the easiest and most convenient online money transfer service for her, and has provided the ideal solution to her previous challenges in sending funds back home to her parents.

The new commercials can be viewed here:

Xoom’s Filipino advertising has won Telly Awards Bronze prizes three years in a row — 2012, 2013 and 2014 — 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 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 Xoom.com.