Remittances

Devastating Floods in Brazil: What We Are Doing to Help

Since Monday, April 29, 2024, Brazil’s southern Rio Grande do Sul province has been suffering from widespread flooding. At the time of writing, more than 580,000 people have been displaced and over 68,000 remain in shelters. From everyone at Ria, we would like to express our condolences to our Brazilian colleagues, family, friends, and customers […]

May 23, 2024

What are currency exchange rates and how are they determined? 
Industry and Business News
Remittances

What are currency exchange rates and how are they determined? 

When sending money to a loved one or friend in another country, you may have thought about the exchange rate. This important piece of information will determine just how much you need to send so that the receiver gets the amount they need. So, just how are exchange rates determined? And what can you do […]

May 21, 2024

How Ria Keeps Your Money Safe in Sweden
Ria News

How Ria Keeps Your Money Safe in Sweden

At Ria, we know our customers depend on us to provide for their families back home, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. We strive to continue delivering the best service possible, never compromising the safety of our customers’ hard-earned money.  Since we started operating in Sweden over 15 years ago, we’ve had an open line […]

May 20, 2024

Best Ways to Receive Money from Home While Studying Abroad
Life Abroad

Best Ways to Receive Money from Home While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad offers a chance to explore new cultures, gain valuable knowledge, and develop lifelong friendships. However, managing finances can be a significant challenge for students abroad. From tuition fees and living expenses to travel and leisure, the costs can quickly add up. Managing finances effectively is crucial for a successful and enjoyable experience. Read […]

May 16, 2024

Ria Money Transfer and Inter Launch “Never Far Away” Campaign
Ria News

Ria Money Transfer and Inter Launch “Never Far Away” Campaign

At Ria, we’re celebrating our one-year anniversary as Inter’s Official Money Transfer Partner. To do so, we set out to create a powerful spot highlighting the best qualities we share with one another. “Never Far Away” tells the story of found family and how important it is to stay connected to our loved ones, even […]

May 16, 2024

Best Places to Live in Puerto Rico: Five Top Expat Havens 
Migration

Best Places to Live in Puerto Rico: Five Top Expat Havens 

With its vibrant culture, stunning beaches, rich history, and convenient ties to the United States, Puerto Rico has become an increasingly popular destination for expatriates seeking a blend of Caribbean lifestyle and American comforts.  As a U.S. territory, Puerto Rico provides expatriates with the benefits of American infrastructure, healthcare standards, and legal status. It offers […]

May 14, 2024

How is Mother’s Day Celebrated in Latin America?
Mother's May

How is Mother’s Day Celebrated in Latin America?

In Latin American societies, mothers are viewed as the cornerstone of the family unit, embodying love, resilience, and wisdom. That is why Mother’s Day is one of the most significant holidays in the region, reflecting deep-rooted cultural values that hold historical and religious significance. This blog will delve into the unique ways in which Mexico, […]

May 9, 2024

Cost of Living in the UK: Expenses Breakdown in Four Major Cities
Life Abroad

Cost of Living in the UK: Expenses Breakdown in Four Major Cities

The United Kingdom (UK) comprises four countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Its rich history has significantly influenced global politics, culture, and economics. We’ll look at some of the UK’s major urban centers –London, Birmingham, Glasgow, and  Belfast– and analyze housing, transportation, healthcare, and education to discuss the cost of living in the UK. […]

April 30, 2024

The Power of Mom’s Cooking: Connecting Cultures and Generations Through Food Nostalgia
Culture
Holidays
Life Abroad

The Power of Mom’s Cooking: Connecting Cultures and Generations Through Food Nostalgia

Whether it’s some empanadas made far from home or a simple ratatouille that transports us to the past, we can all agree that our mothers’ cooking has the power to take us back to our fondest childhood memories. In fact, this phenomenon is intrinsically human, and it’s rooted in history, culture, and even psychology. The existing […]

April 30, 2024

The World We Share: Meet Isaac and Alejandra
The World We Share

The World We Share: Meet Isaac and Alejandra

Since 2012, Ria has been collaborating with the TeletónUSA foundation to help children with a range of disabilities, including neurological disorders, muscular deficiencies, and osteopetrosis. The non-profit organization offers rehabilitation services to improve the children’s quality of life. Recently, we were honored to receive a visit from TeletónUSA beneficiary Isaac and his mother Alejandra in our offices in Buena Park, California. Isaac’s […]

April 24, 2024