SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xoom Corporation (Nasdaq:XOOM), a digital money transfer provider, announces Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan as its brand ambassador to launch Xoom's revolutionary speed of bank deposits to India within four hours.
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"Amitabh Bachchan is the ultimate Indian icon and he is the perfect ambassador for Xoom," says Julian King, Xoom's Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development. "Amitabh Bachchan, a trusted spokesperson to Indians, is starring in the new Xoom campaign that launches the 'Xoom bank deposit within four hours' service.""I am very excited to be part of the Xoom family. I highly recommend people use Xoom.com to send money from U.S. to India. No matter where you live, taking care of your family is an important part of our Indian culture. Now Xoom has reduced the transfer time of bank deposits to just four hours, making it easier for our families and us," says Amitabh Bachchan, fondly known as "Big B!" With Xoom, people can send money to all banks in India using their computers or mobile devices from any Internet-enabled location. Banks serviced include ICICI, Punjab National Bank, HDFC, SBI, Axis Bank, Citibank and many more. Indian bank processing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (India Standard Time), and Saturday, 9 a.m. – Noon (IST). Individual bank branch operating and processing hours may vary. Xoom processes transactions in India through Punjab National Bank, one of India's largest and most trusted banks.