Migration

A Case for Affordable Remittances 2024: Supporting Families and Communities from afar

Every year, millions of people decide to leave their native countries, crossing international borders in search of a better everyday life. Sometimes, people immigrate to earn a college degree or to learn a language. Other times, to gain international experience in their field. But, more often than not, people move to lift themselves and their […]

June 13, 2024

How Eid al-Adha is Celebrated Across the Muslim World
Holidays

How Eid al-Adha is Celebrated Across the Muslim World

Eid al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is a cornerstone of Islamic tradition, symbolizing profound faith, obedience, and compassion. What is Eid al-Adha? Eid al-Adha honors the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham in Judeo-Christian tradition) to sacrifice his son Isma’il (Ishmael) as an act of obedience to God, who intervened by providing a […]

June 13, 2024

How Does a Digital Wallet Help Secure Private Information?
Remittances

How Does a Digital Wallet Help Secure Private Information?

Digital wallets may seem like something out of the future, but they are becoming a common way to pay for all kinds of items. They make it easy to securely send and receive money from friends and family and store your most sensitive financial and banking info.  Even better, they are simple and free to […]

June 11, 2024

The World We Share: Meet Nancy
The World We Share

The World We Share: Meet Nancy

When Nancy thinks of her native Tepetongo, a town in Mexico, she thinks of the earthy smell after a heavy rainfall and the camaraderie that exists between family, friends, and neighbors. While most of her fond memories are rooted in her childhood, Nancy lived in Mexico well into her adulthood, graduating from college and even joining the […]

June 6, 2024

How Do I Receive Money Internationally Without a Bank?
Remittances

How Do I Receive Money Internationally Without a Bank?

Thanks to digital money transfer services, you can conveniently, quickly, and safely receive money internationally. One of the most common options is to have the money transferred to your bank account. However, like many people globally, you may not have a local bank account. In this case, you still have several options for receiving money […]

June 4, 2024

How to Reintegrate After Living Abroad
Migration

How to Reintegrate After Living Abroad

While many people are excited to return home after spending a long time living abroad, the reintegration process is not always smooth. Of course, it’s normal to experience a bittersweet feeling as you pack your things and touch down in your home country, but for some people, this can lead to an extended period of […]

May 28, 2024

Devastating Floods in Brazil: What We Are Doing to Help
Remittances
Ria News

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