Xoom launches bill payment service in Jamaica
Xoom, PayPal’s international money transfer service is launching a bill payment service in Jamaica.
The service is being rolled out locally, in partnership with bill platform provider Paykii.
Fabian Saide, co-founder and CEO of Paykii, in a joint statement on Wednesday, said: “Paykii’s simple and secure bill payment platform will enable Xoom users to pay utility, insurance and financial services billers in Jamaica reliably, and in a timely manner.”
Customers in the US, UK, Canada and 37 markets across Europe can now use Xoom’s money transfer service to pay several utility bills in Jamaica. These include electricity, telephone, internet, cable, mobile network, water, loan and insurance bills.
“At Xoom, we’re constantly innovating to provide cutting edge money transfer services for our customers across the globe,” said Julian King, vice president and general manager of Xoom.
He noted that Jamaicans living abroad can now pay bills for their relatives in Jamaica.
King added, “We’re excited to partner with Paykii to launch our bill payments service to Jamaica, so Jamaicans living abroad have access to a fast and easy way to help family and loved ones securely pay for life necessities, like utilities and mobile phone service[s].
“Through Xoom, these senders will no longer have to wait in line, fill out forms or pay higher fees to send money back home, and recipients don’t need to worry about waiting for cash transfers to … pay their bills on time.”
Earlier this month, Xoom also announced that customers will be able to send money to recipients in the US for the first time via strategic alliances with Walmart and Ria Money Transfer, enabling customers to use Xoom to send money for cash pickup at nearly 5,000 locations across the North American market.