Ria Money Transfer Recognizes Customers and Migrant Workers on Annual International Day of Family Remittances

June 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK, June 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ria Money Transfer ("Ria") has announced its support of the third annual International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) celebrated today at the Global Forum on Remittances Investment and Development at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Since the inaugural IDFR in Milan, Italy in 2015, the day has received more than 100 endorsements and support from money transfer companies, including Ria, both individually and through the International Association of Money Transfer Networks (IAMTN). IFAD, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, has taken the lead in developing formal recognition of this day. Twenty-two United Nations agencies have also supported the day, along with approximately 6,000 banks, close to 800 mobile operators and over 300 other companies in the mobile eco-system.

Migrant remittances can empower families to live a better quality of life, lifting them out of poverty when opportunities to thrive are limited. These flows of money from migrant workers that have moved abroad to seek better opportunities for themselves and their families contribute towards general living costs, medical expenses and education, and can also serve as a direct form of investment.

"The International Day of Family Remittances is an excellent initiative which highlights the impact that these small, regular sums of money can have on the quality of life of millions of people worldwide," said Ria Money Transfer's CEO & President Juan Bianchi.

"We have a tremendous amount of respect for our customers and recognize the sacrifice they make to provide their families with better opportunities in life. We also understand that they're sending a lot more than just money home, and feel honored to be a small part of that chain. It's this responsibility that drives us to deliver greater value and better service every day. Ria wholeheartedly endorses the third International Day of Family Remittances and is pleased to be a part of this celebration once more," affirmed Bianchi.

Ria began as a single storefront in New York in 1987 and is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2017 with the slogan ‘30 Years of Trust' - a reflection of the company's continued commitment to its customers. 

About Ria Money Transfer
Ria, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT), is a global leader in money remittances.  Ria offers fast, secure, affordable money transfers through a network of approximately 321,000 global agents spanning 146 countries and online at www.riamoneytransfer.com.  The company is steadfast in its commitment to its customers and remains ingrained within the communities in which they live.  For more information visit www.riafinancial.com and www.riamoneytransfer.com.


Stephanie Taylor

Email: staylor@euronetworldwide.com

Phone: 913.327.4200

Source: Euronet Worldwide, Inc.

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