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Unity Day commemorates the reunification of Germany

October 3 is German Unity Day, a holiday to commemorate the anniversary of German reunification in 1990. Each year, Unity Day is marked with a ceremonial act and a festival in the German state that presides over Bundesrat, the Federal Council, that year. The main festivities will be held in Bonn, which is the former capital of West Germany, but other states will hold their own ceremonies as well.

This year, the holiday falls on a Monday, so everyone in Germany will have the day off. All the stores and offices will be closed, and public services, such as buses and trains, will run on a more relaxed Sunday schedule, which is good news for anyone who is planning to take part in Oktoberfest. The two-week festival usually ends on the first Sunday of October, but it has been extended to include the holiday this year.

Germans who are working in other countries will wire money to their families to they can go to Oktoberfest or cook a big meal for the holiday. Unity day is often commemorated with speeches from politicians and other figureheads, as well as fireworks and concerts.


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.

Check out the new UK commercial – it’s the dog’s bollocks!

Last month we filmed our new UK spot, Dog’s Bollocks, in Peru. Peru? Yes…Peru. We found a London-born, grade school teacher living in Lima, Peru to play the part. We think he should re-think careers because he did a BRILLIANT job!

We’re delighted to present you with this sneak preview of the commercial, as well as some behind-the-scenes photos.
As our valued customers, you are among the first to watch this commercial, so please, sit back and enjoy it. If you like the video, feel free to share it with your friends and family, and, even post your comments about it on our social media pages. not only helps you wire money to the UK in just one business day, but also costs only $4.99 so you can save money and time. Isn’t that the Dog’s Bollocks?


Wiring Money to Singapore is Now Easier than Ever

Today we announced the launch of our online wire transfer service to Singapore, allowing you to wire to Singapore any amount up to $2,999 for just $4.99. You can now easily wire money to Singapore using either our English or Chinese sites by visiting our site.


Online Wire Transfers Now Available to Denmark, Norway and Switzerland

Today we announced the launch of online wire transfer services to Denmark, Norway and Switzerland, allowing you to wire to Switzerland, Norway or Denmark any amount up to $2,999 for just $4.99. With, you can now easily wire money to Norway, Denmark and Switzerland by visiting today.


One-Day Money Transfer Service to the UK with

Today we announced the launch of our new faster service to the UK – you can now wire money to all major banks in the UK in just one business day. With this new faster service, you can easily and quickly send any amount of money to the UK up to $2,999 for just $4.99.

When wiring to the UK with, your money will reach the receiving bank in just one business day when sent to Barclay’s, Lloyds TSB, HSBC, Natwest, Royal Bank of Scotland; as well as Abbey, Alliance&Leicester, Bank of Scotland, Cahoot, Citibank, Clysedale, Co-Operative Bank, Coutts, Egg, First Direct, Halifax, Intelligent Finance, Nationwide, Northern Bank, Smile, Ulster Bank and Yorkshire Bank. Visit our site to wire money to the UK today.