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7
Nov

Xoom Launches New Hispanic Television Commercials as Part of the “Better Way” Advertising Campaign

No Hablo Español” and “Roulette” join Xoom’s Award-winning Latin American Advertising Lineup

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 7, 2013 – Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), a leading digital money transfer provider, has introduced two new television commercials for the Latin American market as a part of the “Better Way” campaign launched in 2011.

The first commercial, entitled “No Hablo Español” (“I Don’t Speak Spanish”) shows a frustrated man, Oscar, who goes to a  store to send money home, but is met with a money transfer agent who says, “Umm, what?” and then “Sorry, no hablo español,” as she blows a bubble from her chewing gum,  leaving Oscar helpless.  He goes home to see his wife, Olivia, at the table with her laptop sending money through Xoom.com.  Olivia says to Oscar: “Usa Xoom.com, que esta español” (“Use Xoom.com, it is in Spanish”).

The second commercial, “Ruleta” (“Roulette”), features Oscar, once again, entering a store to send money, asking the agent “How much does it cost to send $300?”  The agent has a spinning wheel next to her with descriptions: “too expensive,” “you pay double” and a smaller panel, “free.”  Oscar spins and comes up with “you pay double” sign and reacts “oops.”   At home, Olivia asks Oscar, “Did you send the money?” When Oscar tells her what happened, she says “Next time, use xoom.com.”

Sending money on xoom.com is truly magical and transformative, offering senders an experience that is safe, convenient, fast and fairly priced,” says Julian King, Xoom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development.  “With these two new ads, we are able to deliver these messages with likeable characters that resonate with consumers.

“Xoom’s ‘Better Way’ campaign was launched in November 2011 with more than a dozen innovative commercials airing these past two years,” King added.  Last fall, Xoom won the gold from the ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards for “Save the Pigs,” as best campaign developed to reach Hispanic consumers.

“No Hablo Español” and “Roulette” are the latest television ads from Xoom targeting the Spanish-language audience.  The commercials are running on major Spanish-language television through the end of the year.

About Xoom
Xoom is a leading digital money transfer provider, focused on helping consumers send money in a secure, fast and cost-effective way using their mobile phone, tablet or computer. During the 12 month period ended September 30, 2013, Xoom’s more than 997,000 active customers sent more than $5.1 billion to family and friends in 30 countries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at Xoom.com.

7
Nov

Xoom lanza nuevos comerciales hispanos de televisión como parte de su campaña de publicidad “Una mejor opción”

“No hablo español” y “Ruleta” se suman al galardonado repertorio de anuncios latinoamericanos de Xoom

SAN FRANCISCO (CA), 7 de noviembre del 2013. Xoom Corporation (NASDAQ: XOOM), proveedor líder de envíos de dinero, ha presentado dos nuevos comerciales de televisión para el mercado latinoamericano, como parte de la campaña “Una mejor opción”, introducida en el 2011.

El primer comercial, titulado “No hablo español”, muestra a un hombre frustrado, Oscar, que va a una tienda para enviar dinero a su país, pero lo recibe una agente de envíos de dinero que le dice “Umm, what?” seguido de “Sorry, no hablo español”, al tiempo que masca y juega con un chicle, por lo que Oscar queda completamente desatendido. Más adelante, Oscar llega a su casa y encuentra a su esposa, Olivia, sentada en la mesa frente a su portátil, enviando dinero por medio de Xoom.com. Olivia le dice a Oscar: “Usa Xoom.com, que está en español”.

El segundo comercial, “Ruleta”, presenta de nuevo a Oscar entrando a una tienda para enviar dinero, y le pregunta a la agente: “¿Cuánto cuesta enviar $ 300?”. La agente tiene una ruleta a su lado, con las leyendas “muy caro”, “paga el doble” y, en un panel más pequeño, “gratis”. Oscar gira la rueda, y la rueda se detiene en la leyenda de “paga el doble”, a lo que él reacciona con un gesto de resignación. Ya en casa, Olivia le pregunta a Oscar, “¿Enviaste el dinero?”. Cuando Oscar le cuenta lo que pasó, ella le dice: “La próxima vez, usa Xoom.com”

Enviar dinero a través de xoom.com es algo realmente mágico y transformador, ya que ofrece a los remitentes la experiencia de un servicio seguro, a la mano, rápido y al precio justo”, dice Julian King, Vicepresidente Senior de Mercadeo y Desarrollo Corporativo de Xoom, y agrega, “con estos dos nuevos anuncios podemos transmitir estos mensajes con personajes agradables que están en sintonía con los consumidores”.

“La campaña “Una mejor opción” se lanzó en noviembre del 2011 con más de una docena de comerciales innovadores que han salido al aire en estos últimos dos años”, añadió King. El pasado otoño, Xoom ganó oro en los Premios ANA de Excelencia Multicultural con “Salva a los cerdos” como mejor campaña desarrollada para llegar a los consumidores hispanos.

“No hablo español” y “Ruleta” son los más recientes anuncios de televisión de Xoom dirigidos a la audiencia hispana. Los comerciales se transmitirán hasta finales de año en los principales canales de televisión en español.

Acerca de Xoom
Xoom es un proveedor de envíos de dinero por Internet, dedicado a ayudar a los consumidores a enviar dinero de manera segura, rápida y económica con su celular, tableta o computadora. Durante los 12 meses que concluyeron el 30 de septiembre del 2013, los más de 997.000 clientes activos de Xoom enviaron más de $ 5.100 millones a familiares y amigos en 30 países. La compañía tiene sede en San Francisco, y su sito web es Xoom.com.

22
Dec

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year from Xoom

21
Dec

Xoom Helps Typhoon Sendong Relief Effort

Xoom will donate 100% of money transfer fees for all donations sent from December 21-23, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA December 21, 2011 – Xoom.com announced today that it will donate 100% of the money transfers fees* for all donations sent to the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) on Xoom.com from December 21-23, 2011.  Donors can visit  www.xoom.com/philippines to send a donation directly to any one of PNRC’s Peso or US Dollar bank accounts.

“Xoom.com is here to help the Filipino community donate to the Philippine National Red Cross. And in support of our Filipino family and friends, Xoom will also donate 100% of the money transfer fees for all donations sent,” said Julian King, Xoom.com Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development.

How to Send with Xoom.com to Help Typhoon Sendong Relief Efforts

Below are the steps to make a donation to the PNRC:

Step 1 – Sign up for a Xoom.com account, or sign in to your existing Xoom account.

Step 2 – Select Bank Deposit as the disbursement option.

Step 3 – Enter the following Recipient Name and Bank Account details:

Recipient Name - Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC)

Bank Account Details - The following Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) bank account details will be needed at the time of the transaction.  Customers can enter any one of the following bank accounts to make their donation:

Peso Accounts:
Banco de Oro: 00-453-0018647
Bank of the Philippine Islands: 4991-0036-52
Metrobank:  151-3-041631228
Philippine National Bank: 3752-8350-0034
Unionbank: 1015-4000-0201

Dollar Accounts:
Banco de Oro:  10-453-0039482
Bank of the Philippine Islands: 004994-0103-15
Metrobank: 151-2-15100218-2
Philippine National Bank: 3752-8350-0042
Unionbank: 1315-4000-0090

Enter Recipient Address and Phone Number:
Philippines National Red Cross
National Headquarters
Bonifacio Drive, Port Area
Manila 2803, Philippines
Phone Number:  527-0000

*In addition to the transfer fee, Xoom may also generate revenue when it changes your dollars into a foreign currency.

3
Nov

Ahora con Xoom, envía hasta $2,999 a Guatemala por sólo $4.99.

En Xoom.com, la opinión de nuestros clientes son muy importante para nosotros. Los hemos escuchado y por eso ahora pueden enviar hasta $2,999 dólares a Guatemala por sólo $4.99.

Ahora con Xoom.com, mientras más dinero se envía, ¡más dinero se ahorra! porque pueden enviar cualquier cantidad hasta $2,999 dólares por sólo $4.99 al pagar con una cuenta de banco. Además, hemos mejorado nuestro tipo de cambio a Guatemala para que las destinatarios reciban más Quetzales que nunca.

Pagar con una cuenta de banco es muy sencillo. En cualquier cheque se encuentra la información necesaria. Nuestro sitio de internet está acreditado por VeriSign, TrustE y el Better Business Bureau. Así que la información está segura.  Ver más sobre cómo protegemos tu información.

El equipo Xoom

25
Aug

Xoom.com Offers Fee-Free Money Transfers to the Dominican Republic to Help Victims of Hurricane “Irene”

Help Victims of Hurricane "Irene"

Fee-Free Money Transfer Service to the Dominican Republic.

To help the victims of Hurricane Irene in the Dominican Republic, Xoom.com, a leading online money transfer company, announced a “Fee-Free Money Transfer” pricing initiative when sending money to the Dominican Republic from the United States.

Money transfers can be sent with no fee through August 31, 2011 by going to the Xoom.com website and entering the coupon code IRENE.

“We understand the importance of sending money to family and friends and especially now, in the Dominican Republic, where the funds are vital in offering emergency support to loved ones,” said Eugenio Nigro, Vice President of Business Development, Latin America, for Xoom.com.  “The thoughts of all of Xoom.com employees go out to those affected by this disaster.”

Xoom.com pays out in Dominican Pesos and US dollars in Dominican Republic at Caribe Express and Banco BHD locations.

19
Aug

Janmashtami on August 22 is a bank holiday in India, and will delay transactions to India by 24 hours

Janmashtami celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna. Hindu festival Krishna Janmashtami will be held on Monday, August 22, 2011. Janmashtami is not only celebrated in India but it is also celebrated by NRIs in other countries with complete devotion. During this holiday, many businesses, especially banks, will be closed.

If you are sending money with Xoom, you should know that all transactions to India will be delayed by 24 hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Enjoy the celebrations.
The Xoom Team

6
May

Don’t forget to watch the Pacquiao-Mosley Fight tomorrow for FREE on DIRECTV Pay-Per-View (valued at $55) with your First Money Transfer to the Philip


Offer valid for first time Xoom users sending $150 or more to the Philippines. Available to DIRECTV subscribers. Offer fulfilled via $55 Prepaid Reward Card.

Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino phenomenon, takes the ring tomorrow, May 7th, against former world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley.

Xoom.com is thrilled to announce a special offer for first time Xoom customers to watch the Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs. Sugar Shane Mosley fight for FREE on DIRECTV Pay-Per-View (PPV). Xoom.com is partnering with DIRECTV to bring this incredible opportunity to first time Xoom customers sending money to the Philippines.

The PPV offer is valued at $55. For the full terms and conditions on this promotion just visit xoom.com/manny.

26
Apr

Watch the Pacquiao-Mosley Fight for FREE on DIRECTV Pay-Per-View (valued at $55) with your First Money Transfer to the Philippines with Xoom.com


Offer valid for first time Xoom users sending $150 or more to the Philippines. Available to DIRECTV subscribers. Offer fulfilled via $55 Prepaid Reward Card.

Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino phenomenon, takes the ring on May 7th against former world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley.

Xoom.com is thrilled to announce a special offer for first time Xoom customers to watch the Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao vs. Sugar Shane Mosley fight for FREE on DIRECTV Pay-Per-View (PPV). Xoom.com is partnering with DIRECTV to bring this incredible opportunity to first time Xoom customers sending money to the Philippines.

The PPV offer is valued at $55. For the full terms and conditions on this promotion just visit xoom.com/manny.

12
Aug

Xoom Announces Changes to its Money Transfer Services to Some Countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific

Today Xoom is announcing changes to its money transfer services to some countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific.

After August 12, 2010, Xoom will be discontinuing money transfer services to the following European countries: Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, Slovenia, Portugal, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden; and the following countries in the Asia-Pacific region: New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this change in our service may cause our customers. We made this change to focus on making our money transfer services to Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa the best.

In Europe, Xoom will continue to offer money transfer services to France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom. In the Asia-Pacific region, Xoom will continue to offer money transfer services to Australia, India, Korea and the Philippines.

Any transactions that have been placed before August 12, 2010, will be processed as usual. Customers can check the status of their transaction, by visiting our Track Your Transaction page.

Questions or Concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please send us an email through our Help Center, or, call our Customer Service team at 877-815-1531 (within the U.S.) or 415-395-4225 (outside the U.S.). Our call center is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.