RIA Financial Services (“Ria”), a leading global money transfer company, today announced no-fee money transfers for those wishing to send money to Chile.

In the aftermath of Saturday’s 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile, Ria has waived all fees for its customers who want to make money transfers and donations to Chile through March 31.

"With the impact of this earthquake on our own families, customers, associates and partners, we wanted to reach out with assistance as soon as possible,” said Juan C. Bianchi, President and Chief Executive Officer of RIA Financial Services, a native of Chillan, Chile, where he still has family. “Our community comes together in times of crisis, and we will stand side-by-side with our loved ones and business partners in Chile. Money is urgently needed for food, water, medical supplies and shelter. Once these immediate needs are addressed, then the work of recovery and rebuilding begins and we all have an opportunity to contribute vital support to these efforts.”

Ria will payout money transfers through Guinazu Travel, Afex Chile, Argenper and Cambios Inter. All donations will be made to Un Techo para Chile, the Chilean operation of Un Techo para mi País, a Latin-American non-profit organization.


RIA Financial Services, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), is the third-largest global money transfer company. Originating and terminating transactions through a network of sending agents and company-owned stores located throughout Europe and North America and disbursing money transfers through a worldwide payer network, Ria is a global leader in remittances and is a recognized benchmark in both quality and service.

In 2009 Ria processed over 17 million transfer transactions with a total face value of approximately $6 billion. Ria’s primary services include money transfer, bill payment, money orders and check cashing. Ria products are available under the recognizable brands of Ria Money Transfer, Ria Envia, AFEX Money Express and Kim Phu Money Transfer. With a consumer-to-consumer money transfer network of approximately 82,200 locations serving more than 100 countries, Ria is steadfast in its commitment to customers and remains ingrained within the communities in which they live. Ria’s corporate headquarters is located in Cerritos, California, USA. For more information, please visit the Company’s Web site www.RIAfinancial.com.

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