Xoom Corp., a digital payments company based in San Francisco, has launched a mobile bill-pay service in Latin America.

Xoom Bill Pay allows U.S. consumers to pay bills for family members in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. It also facilitates digital money transfers.

"Now, immigrants can easily pay their loved one's bills online, from the United States," said Bobby Aitkenhead, Xoom Bill Pay's vice president, in a Nov. 24 press release.

The service is an authorized to make payments at several of the region's largest utility providers, including TELMEX, the primary telephone company in Mexico, and CDEEE Group, the sole energy provider in the Dominican Republic.

Xoom plans to roll out its bill pay product in several additional countries in the coming year, including the Philippines, India, Vietnam and Panama.

Xoom has expanded its mobile remittance offerings in the past year. The company launched native apps for Apple and Android last June. It has also partnered with Bayad Center in the Philippines to provide bill-pay services at 200 locations across the country.

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