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Xoom is an online international money transfer service that offers a secure and fast way to send money from either bank account or credit card from their website to friends and family.
With the Xoom bank deposit service, consumers can send money directly to bank accounts in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vietnam.
Xoom offers cash pickup service to the following countries (number of locations as of 1/3/2013): Argentina (68), Bolivia (333), Brazil (3,798), Chile, (172), Colombia (981), Costa Rica (87), Dominican Republic (367), Ecuador (989), El Salvador (895), Guatemala (2,101), Honduras (692), Jamaica (494), Mexico (15,374), Nicaragua (150), Panama (18), Peru (1,073), Philippines (10,951), and Uruguay (279).
Home delivery services are offered to the Dominican Republic and the Philippines.
Consumers pay for Xoom money transfers using funds from their U.S. bank account, credit card, or debit card. The money transfers are paid out in either U.S. dollars or in local currency.