CaribPR Wire, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 16, 2013: Xoom Corporation, a pioneer and leader in online consumer-to-consumer money transfer services to Jamaica, is giving back to its many customers in the Diaspora and their families and friends in Jamaica.

The company recently announced a blockbuster partnership with Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill, the largest Caribbean-cuisine chain in the United States, that will allow first-time Xoom customers who send money to Jamaica thru March 1, 2013 from to receive a free $25 Golden Krust Visa Prepaid Card, which can be used in any of Golden Krust’s 120 locations in the United States.

“Golden Krust began as a family bakery in St. Andrew, Jamaica, and has become a global brand by offering terrific island cuisine coupled with warm and friendly hospitality,” said Julian King, Xoom’s Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development.

“We are very excited to partner with Golden Krust and offer customers this great incentive – to discover how convenient, safe and fast it is to send money home with Xoom.”

King said the new Xoom/Golden Krust special offer was inked, just as the Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) announced that for the second consecutive year, Xoom was ranked ‘best in class’ for money transfers to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Xoom tied with two other companies, out-performing 34 other leading U.S.-based money transfer companies. IAD is the premier U.S. center for analyzing remittance trends and services.

“We are very proud to have received this distinction and want to share it with our many customers. We are working hard so you keep using Xoom for your future money transfers” King reiterated.

Transfers sent from the website to Jamaica are available for pickup in minutes at 93 locations island-wide, including branches of Xoom’s partners – Victoria Mutual Building Society and Capital and Credit. Customers can also send money to most bank accounts in Jamaica.

Golden Krust is headquartered in Bronx, New York with franchises in nine US states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina and Massachusetts. The company recently opened a restaurant at the Newark International Airport in Newark, NJ.

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Xoom, a leader in online money transfers to Jamaica,” said Lowell Hawthorne, President and CEO of Golden Krust.

“Xoom and Golden Krust are committed to excellent customer service and we are happy to provide an incentive to reward our customers who send money to their friends and family in Jamaica for the first time with Xoom. The timing is perfect.”

About Xoom Corporation

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

About Golden Krust Bakery & Grill Inc.

Golden KrustBakery & Grill, Inc.,, is the nation’s largest Caribbean food chain. Founded in 1989 by the Hawthorne family, Golden Krust is headquartered in Bronx, NY and has over 120 stores in nine states.

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