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14
May

Send Money to the Philippines for Rush Door-to-Door Delivery

Send money to the Philippines using Xoom.com to Metro Manila any day of the week. Your money will reach your recipient in just 6 hours or less. Plus, there’s no NO EXTRA CHARGE for this service! We also offer fast delivery within 1 to 2 days to most other provinces. 

Xoom delivers to Metro Manila on weekends as well as weekdays. Saturday delivery available to most other provinces.

6
May

Xoom.com Now Sends Money to Mexico Through Banamex

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – May 6, 2010 – Following explosive growth of almost 200% in its online money transfers to Mexico over the past year1, Xoom.com, a leading internet-based global money transfer company, today announced that Xoom.com services can be used to send money to the Banamex Network in Mexico. The new partnership enables Xoom.com to offer its users more options to receive their money and to meet the growing consumer demand for online money transfers to Mexico. The Red Banamex Network offers the recipients of Xoom.com’s money transfers more than 4,000 additional pick-up locations throughout Mexico and gives consumers in the U.S. the ability to make deposits directly into any Banamex checking or savings account, for access to funds within minutes.

Despite a significant decline in the overall remittance industry over the past year, Xoom.com’s online money transfers to Mexico continue to grow. For the month of February 2010 alone, online remittances to Mexico via Xoom.com grew by 112 percent over February 2009.2 By contrast, overall remittances decreased by 14 percent during the same period.3 A recent survey of 427 Xoom.com customers who send money to Mexico regularly, points to continued growth in the coming year. Ninety percent of consumers polled plan to send the same or a greater amount in 2010 compared with 2009 explaining that the service is easier to use than traditional remittance methods, and also saves them time and money.4
“Today, Xoom.com has taken another major step to meet the rapidly-increasing demand for our online remittance services, and deliver the highest quality customer experience,” said Theresa Pasinosky, Xoom.com’s Marketing Director for Latin America. “The Red Banamex Network provides our customers with safe, easy and reliable online money transfer solutions, seven days a week, either directly to an account, or available for pick-up at one of the largest, most reputable banks in Mexico.” 
“We are pleased to see interest from major international financial institutions, as market demand for alternative methods of money transfers continues to grow,” added Eugenio Nigro, Vice-President of Business Development, Latin America.
It is estimated that the 12 million Mexicans living in the U.S. send approximately $21 billion a year to their homeland.5 This new service expands Xoom.com’s comprehensive corporate initiative to serve this country’s rapidly-growing Mexican consumer market by providing an alternative money transfer option that is fast, easy, convenient and inexpensive. Xoom.com’s money transfer service allows U.S.-based customers to send money to Mexico from any internet-enabled computer using a checking account or credit card to fund the transaction. The cost to send money with Xoom.com via checking account – up to a daily limit of $2,999 – is just $4.99.
Pasinosky believes that growth in online money transfers to Mexico will continue to be robust, citing recent research showing internet usage among U.S. Latinos outpacing the growth rate in the general market – more than 58 percent of Latinos are now online savvy.6 “It is only natural that more U.S. Latinos will embrace Xoom.com as they get online.”
“Banamex, a pioneer in the money transfer service to Mexico, is always on the forefront of new technologies to better serve our clients,” said Salvador Villar, Chairman and CEO of Banamex USA.
“We understand the dynamics of the money transfer industry as well as the needs of our customers. That is why in addition to our extensive network of Banamex branches we pay transfers through thousands of non-bank locations that make up the Banamex Aquí Network.  Red Banamex covers practically every town in Mexico, offers service seven days a week and extended service hours (in some cases even 24 hours a day) to respond to the needs of today’s market and help us meet our commitment to provide money transfer solutions to customers,” added Villar.
The Red Banamex Network is the latest addition to Xoom.com’s growing base of top Mexican networks.  Banamex offers the largest network of payout locations among Mexican banks, with many open seven days a week and evenings through Farmacias Guadalajara, Comercial Mexicana, Casa Ley and other retail locations throughout Mexico.
About Xoom.com
Xoom.com, a service of Xoom Corporation, enables individuals to send money to family and friends from any Internet-enabled computer. Xoom Corporation was founded in 2001 in San Francisco and is backed by leading venture firms Sequoia Capital, New Enterprise Associates, SVB Capital and Volition Capital (fka Fidelity Ventures). For more information on Xoom.com’s money transfer service to Mexico, visit: www.xoom.com.com/mexico.
1 Xoom Research 2010
2 Xoom Research 2010
2 Secretaría de Gobernación. Gobierno de Mexico 2009.
3 Xoom Research 2010
4 Banco de Mexico Central 2010
5 Secretaría de Gobernación. Gobierno de Mexico 2009.
6 AOL Hispanic Cyberstudy 2010

9
Apr

Free hospital benefits from Globe with cash pickup at Globe GCash Remit locations

Your loved ones can now get free Hospital Benefit coverage when you send money to the Philippines before April 22, and, your recipient picks up their cash at any Globe GCASH Remit location.

To qualify for the promotion, your loved ones will have to pick up their remittance at any GCASH Remit payout location in the Philippines.  Your recipient will then enjoy a 30-day Hospital Benefit coverage courtesy of Globe GCASH REMIT and Oriental Assurance Corporation. If during this 30-day period your recipient is confined in a hospital, he or she will be entitled to claim PHP500 per day for a maximum of 10 days. 

For further details, please visit the Globe website to help you better understand the Hospital Benefit promo.


*This offer is only valid through Globe GCASH Remit, not Xoom.com. For more information, please visit Globe Promotion website. Clicking this link will open the Globe website in a new browser tab or window. Although Xoom works closely with this partner, Globe may offer a different privacy policy or level of security, and there may be other material differences between the Xoom service and the Globe service. Please consult the Globe website for additional information.  Xoom does not legally represent the operator of this partner site and Xoom is not legally responsible for availability, viewpoints, products, or services offered or expressed on the site you are about to visit.

9
Apr

Xoom.com Goes to Bollywood: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Our New Commercial

He’s not a ‘Kapoor’ or a ‘Khan,’ but his name is ‘Karan’ – the star parrot that steals the show in the new Xoom.com TV commercial!

Ever heard of parrots coming for an audition? Finding the star parrot for the latest Xoom.com TV commercial was no joke – even in Mumbai. After a few auditions, the parrot chosen had to travel to Mumbai from Pune with his master Purushottam Ji.

‘Karan’, – (the parrot’s screen name, affectionately called Totelal) surely had a Bollywood temperament with moments of shyness mixed with a ‘Don’t touch me’ attitude, only performing when his master cajoled him. Can’t be a star without some nakhras!


 

However, after a few rehearsals with his screen master, Karan (Totelal) warmed up to the lens and was on a role flipping tarot cards for everyone on set! Shot against the colorful backdrop of an Indian bazaar, the TV commercial for Xoom.com will launch in the next few days – be on the look out!

2
Apr

Happy Easter!


Send up to $2,999 to the Philippines for just $4.99

25
Mar

New Lower Pricing on Money Transfers to El Salvador and Nicaragua

Today we announced new lower fees for sending money to El Salvador and Nicaragua. You can now send $300 to both El Salvador and Nicaragua for only $7.99, and you can even send up to $2,999. Check out our new pricing for sending money to El Salvador and sending money to Nicaragua.

25
Mar

Now, Your Loved Ones Can Receive Money 7 Days a Week through the Banamex Network



Xoom.com has partnered with Banamex to send and receive money seven days a week across Mexico through the Banamex network. Many of Banamex’s network locations are open late and on weekends to make it even more convenient for your loved ones to receive money. The network includes locations at Super Farmacia Guadalajara, Comercial Mexicana and Ley. With Banamex and Xoom.com, you can now send money to Mexico more easily than ever.

1
Mar

Xoom.com Celebrates the 2010 Panagbenga Flower Parade

This past weekend, Xoom.com participated in the 2010 Baguio City Panagbenga Flower Festival and Parade. This well-known and loved fiesta is the second largest festival and parade in the Philippines, with more than an estimated 1 million spectators at the February event.

Xoom.com and their key cash pickup partners, Cebuana Lhuillier and M. Lhuillier, participated for the first time in the Baguio City Panagbenga Flower Festival and Parade.  We actively participated in the 5-hour long parade with cobranded signage on both parade floats, as well as Xoom.com event girls who gave out Xoom fans, frisbees and t-shirts throughout the parade route.  Gene Gutierrez, the Xoom.com Regional VP, and Pex Arellano of the Xoom.com call center were in attendance.
Baguio City is one the largest areas of remittance transactions for Xoom.com in the entire Luzon region. Many people from this Ilocano region work as OFWs overseas or have emigrated to countries like the U.S., Canada and the U.K, and still regularly send money back home to the Philippines.