SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Xoom Corporation, a global online money transfer provider, has partnered with Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, to become its preferred online international remittance service for the Latino community. Starting today, people can visit Univision.com from their desktop, mobile phone or tablet device, and under the "Servicios" menu, can initiate a money transfer to countries across Latin America and the Caribbean including Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and more.
"It is very exciting for Xoom to partner with Univision, a brand that Hispanic families living in the U.S. trust and respect as a way to reconnect with their home culture," says Julian King, Xoom's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development. "At Xoom, we offer our customers a service that is safe, convenient and fast. Our partnership with Univision represents a new channel through which our customers can send money to their friends and loved ones back home."
"At Univision we believe in providing the Hispanic community the tools they need to improve the financial well-being of their families in the United States and aboard," said Ignacio Meyer, vice president of Business Development, Univision Communications, Inc. "This partnership with Xoom offers Hispanic Americans a trusted online money transfer service so that they can easily send funds back home."
Xoom is a global online 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 months ended September 30, 2012, Xoom's 700,000 active customers sent more than $2.9 billion to family and friends in 30 countries worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and can be found online at www.xoom.com.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a new 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a new 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Pelicula, De Pelicula Clasico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clasico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company's platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Movil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
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