The third largest money transfer company in the world. Used by millions of people internationally and available in over 300,000 locations. Easy to send, collect, and withdraw money through local agents in over 140 countries.
Ria is the third-largest money transfer service in the world, after Western Union and Moneygram. They provide comprehensive money transfer services through a large network of dedicated shops and affiliate agents around the globe.
Ria has a local presence in over 140 countries throughout Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, and Africa. In addition to providing local money transfer and currency exchange services they also have a dedicated online platform where users can send money overseas from the U.S.
One of the biggest advantages of Ria is the size of their network. Their services are available in over 140 countries around the world, and over 300,000 locations. They also serve areas that are typically harder to reach. Money transfers are fast too, often being available for collection the same day the money is sent.
Unlike many other currency providers, users can easily send smaller amounts with Ria. In fact, their online platform only allows a maximum of $2,999 to be sent with each transaction although you can increase this amount by providing further identification at a Ria agent location. The maximum amount you can send over 30 days is limited to $7,999.
Although Ria exchange rates are not as competitive as other dedicated money transfer providers, they do offer a convenient, simple, and fast service. This is especially true if the recipient wants to pick up their money locally. We recommend them if you want to send smaller amounts quickly and conveniently, especially if you or the recipient would benefit from depositing or withdrawing cash through a local agent.
6 days ago
by Saravanan Selvaraj
This is the worst transaction agent which i ever seen when compared to others. Yesterday night around 10 initiated a transfer to india and till next day...Read more
This is the worst transaction agent which i ever seen when compared to others. Yesterday night around 10 initiated a transfer to india and till next day noon no change in the status. during initiation it was told maximum 3 hours its will be done. But its not. when i called help desk it was told randomly will pick a transaction to so security check and that transaction will take 3 to 5 days to complete. Till i submit the transaction it was not notified this info any where in web portal. I neither use this nor suggest to anyone. It looks like stealing the money from customer and using for their purpose.
It a lot better then the other two more easy to do on line .
Slow compared to competitor remitly. Doesnt keep you informed through texts etc about the status of your transfers. Also though it shows that payment has...Read more
Slow compared to competitor remitly. Doesnt keep you informed through texts etc about the status of your transfers. Also though it shows that payment has arrived it takes a couple of days to credit to account. While I was making my transfer it said it will arrive on Monday. But its Wednesday today, amount is yet to be credited!. So Remitly has much better services with better exchange rates!
by Jessica Henshaw
I tried to send money but they only answered after 2 days that they cannot process it. I sent with wirecash after and it worked right away.. bad bad...Read more
I tried to send money but they only answered after 2 days that they cannot process it. I sent with wirecash after and it worked right away.. bad bad service ria!
by Munish Kumar
Great experience with Ria Money Transfer from last 6 months. Reliable, fast, efficient and trustworthy.
Easy and really fast money transfer, I love the service .
Its bad i have problems and i need to cancel 3 money tranfer because its on process and its taking for ever
Ria delaying my online order for more than 3 weeks since their partner bank (KOTAK MAHINDRA) hasn't responded for more than 14 days. Customer care team...Read more
Ria delaying my online order for more than 3 weeks since their partner bank (KOTAK MAHINDRA) hasn't responded for more than 14 days. Customer care team says nothing can't be done other than waiting indefinitely. ( waited for 14 days and they don't have a time period to fix their technical issue). They don't a have an escalation process either. Poor standards and filthy customer connect.
by Mary Jane ongtangco
by Rajeev Al
I did first small transfer money with in March 2017 and it did go fine they did verified my account with two ACH small transfer before that. Next I did...Read more
I did first small transfer money with in March 2017 and it did go fine they did verified my account with two ACH small transfer before that. Next I did two small transfer and those again did go fine. When I scheduled the next transfer the Ria system get confused or forget that it has done a verification earlier using the two test deposits and also it has made 3 successful transfers. It send me an email shown below ........... Order Verification orderverification riafinancial.com Your account has been put under review for security purposes. To reopen your account please follow these FOUR steps Step 1. Take a picture of whatever payment type(s) you plan on using on our site . Credit debit card Take a picture of the front and backside of the card being used. You may cover the first twelve digits of the card and cover the three digit CVV code. The last four digits expiration date and name on the card must be visible and the back of the card MUST BE SIGNED . . Bank account Take a picture of your most recent bank statement for the bank account you are using. Your name address and at least the last four digits of the account number must be visible. Step 2. Take a picture of an additional secondary proof of residency document (example utility bill cable bill telephone bill etc.). Please make sure this document is recent. Step 3. Email the above document images from Steps 1 2 to orderverification riafinancial.com. Please make sure all the documents you provide are actual photos of the documents taken with a smart phone or digital camera scanned copies of the documents will not be accepted. The step below is done separately Step 4. Take a picture of a valid legal ID (driver's license passport etc.) and new picture of yourself then click the link below and follow the directions for uploading the pictures of your ID and photo of yourself to the verification site https riamoneytransfer .netverify .com v2?authorizationToken=xyz xyzabcd locale=en Please make sure you take a new photo of yourself from today to upload with your ID and make sure the ID your are using is valid. If you are using a Driver's license our system is going to ask you for the front and back of the identification. Once you have completed these four easy steps our team will review the documentation and respond via email. Please be aware this process can take a maximum of 24hrs to be completed. If you have any questions please call (844) 278 1911. (Monday Friday 8 00am 5 00pm MST) We apologize for any inconvenience and we thank you for choosing Ria. Sincerely ORDER VERIFICATION DEPARTMENT Ria Money Transfer ........... Ria don't know that 1. sending SENSITIVE information in email is not secure www elie net blog security how email in transit can be intercepted using dns hijacking or http its ucsc edu security internet.html 2. How did they allow first 3 transactions 3. If Ria wants it could use again the deposit verification but just like its place in the transfer industry ( 3rd) it chose a 3rd world method. I have never seen a financial institution asking for recent photograph . 4. Ria did not guarantee that it will keep the information private and will keep it secure. The information via email can be intercepted during transmission request to upload on https site may be ok but Ria has to understand that the customer base (India transfer) is 5 10 times wealthy than their other Latino customer base [ sorry saying this as Ria boasts its 3rd place]. So Ria need to understand that these new customer want privacy and do not want to be target of identity theft. 5. The items requested are already verified when Ria did first 3 transactions. Bank was verified by small deposits. The driver licence was entered when online profile was created. 6. Ria can confirm the address by asking utility bill credit card etc or Best is that it send a paper mail with unique code that if the person enter on its site then it is the person. 7. Before asking Copy of passport Driver license it should guarantee that the copy will be destroyed after review and its employees will not sell that information. 8. But in all it is too much hassle so I will send this by email and if they want to keep me customer I can stay bu there are other institutions also.
When sending, I noticed a box for a promotional code. I think is for the purpose of using when referring and they do their first transfer. I beleive there...Read more
When sending, I noticed a box for a promotional code. I think is for the purpose of using when referring and they do their first transfer. I beleive there should be other promotions as well to create preference.
The RIA help to people over the world send money far away of their family and friends. I recommend this RIA Money transfer to my friends and relatives.
I have no problem with your company. So far so good.
Sometimes it's faster than I expected some times it takes days:) but I don't have any problem with the delivery! Thank you for your business, I do...Read more
Sometimes it's faster than I expected some times it takes days:) but I don't have any problem with the delivery! Thank you for your business, I do appreciate it a lot!
Ria good company to transfer money n good rate...
No problems with Ria. Every time I have to send money to Guatemala I use Ria, either at their local office or on-line. I've been using them for years and...Read more
No problems with Ria. Every time I have to send money to Guatemala I use Ria, either at their local office or on-line. I've been using them for years and I trust them. If there is a problem with a transfer, you can call and get a live person who will help you. I don't know about their service to other places but my experience with them has been surprisingly painless.
Very Good Company
Quick,easy,great,#1,trusted,peace of mind,excellent. I have been using all the other money transfer companies on earth such as Western Union, Moneygram...Read more
Quick,easy,great,#1,trusted,peace of mind,excellent. I have been using all the other money transfer companies on earth such as Western Union, Moneygram and so on, I send money every 15 days, I discover Ria online service at the end of 2015 then I omly stick to RIA for life. No words to describe your service. I am recommending RIA to all my friends
Is a nice way to sent money anywhere. It has been a convenient way for me since I started it.
fast and reliable..tnx ria
Very good service. Quick and efficient. Always use it.
I really love the fact to been able to send money to my country without having to go out to the store... the service and fast and efective..
Reliable, fast and cheap. I recommend Ria 100%
I never had any issues with tranferring money with RIA.Thank you so much for their services and what they do everyday to make their customers happy.
Fast easy and convient
no complain on time, if ur rate money transfer higher than the other money transfer could be much better, ty.
by Yao Kangni Soukpe
Like it very easy to use.
great and quick
Very easy and fast.)
We looked at over 150 reviews of Ria on Trustpilot and found that reviewers gave Ria a positive score of 7.8 out of 10. Although comments from users were generally positive, there were some other, more mixed reviews.
The positive comments were mainly around the speed and convenience of Ria transfers — many users particularly praised how quickly money was sent with comments like, “Easy to send money . Reliable and fast service. Customer service staff are polite and knowledgeable.” and “Better than other money transfers...Ria is still the best choice.” Other users praised how secure the service was and the good exchange rates compared to some other services.
The main complaints were also about speed, specifically that it takes a long time to fund a transfer from a bank account, Ria do explain that transfers from bank accounts can take up to four to five days on their website, but some reviewers seem to have missed that. They say things like, “The whole point of using an online service is to save time--not to create a time consuming event. Why does it need to take 3-4 business days for the money to get to its destination?” Other issues included people getting locked out of their accounts or Ria needing more information to process transfers.
It’s notable that Ria are very active on Trustpilot and responded to reviews, offered to fix any issues and providing explanations if users encountered problems.
Overall, 64% of users rated Ria at five stars while 16% rated them at one star. 80% of users rated them at three stars or better.
Ria is owned by Euronet Worldwide who provide electronic payment services to businesses in the U.S. and around the world. Euronet Worldwide is an extremely successful company, with revenue of nearly $2 billion in 2016, assets of over $2.5 billion, and profits of over $170 million. This gives Ria an extremely strong financial foundation and means they have the capability to provide fast and reliable money transfer around the world.
Euronet also ownes Xe.com, one of the most trusted providers of exchange rate information and HiFX, a dedicated online currency exchange service. This experience means Ria is extremely well-placed as a money transfer provider. We have no hesitations in recommending Ria as a trustworthy provider for your money transfer needs.
Ria uses the following measures to protect your money, transactions, information, and identity:
Ria’s platform uses sophisticated security to protect your financial information and payment data. Ria complies with all government and other official regulations regarding data security, financial management, and international currency transfers.
Ria also adheres to national and international rules, regulations, and standards for the receiving, paying out, and transfer of money. Ria's policies and procedures comply with the laws of the United States and those of the countries where they operate. It also complies with the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and adheres to all European Union and United Nations sanctions.
Ria have successfully transacted billions of dollars of international transfers for millions of customers over the last 25 years, and their network is growing consistently. They are a “Better Business Bureau” accredited business with a rating of A+.
So, is Ria safe? Yes — they are a reliable, secure way to send money overseas and have all the necessary security and regulations in place to protect your money and personal information.
1. Setup an account with Ria — they will need your name, address, contact details, bank details, and proof of identification.
2. Decide the currencies that you want to exchange money between.
3. Book a rate through the Ria website or by contacting a local service agent who can transfer your money. They are available in over 300,000 locations worldwide.
4. Provide details of the sender and receiver of the funds.
5. Fund your transaction with a bank transfer, credit card, debit card, or cash (with a local agent).
6. Specify how the recipient is going to collect the funds, either via bank deposit or by picking up the money at a local receiving location. Some locations also provide courier delivery.
7. Ria converts the money and makes it available to the recipient.
If you want to fund your Ria transfers via your bank account you will need to validate the account using a “microdeposits” service — this typically takes two to three days. Note that if you fund your transfer using a credit card, your credit card company may charge you a cash advance fee.
Ria will notify you by email throughout the money transfer process and you can also track the transfer online via their website.
For a recipient to pick up cash, they just need a government-issued photo ID and the order number for your Ria transfer.
|Time to open an account||A few hours|
Cash home delivery
|Advanced currency contracts||No|
|Required documents||ID, Proof of Address|
|Type of service provider||Global money transfer operators|
|Headquarter||Buena Park (CA)|
|Regulated by||DFS (NY)|
|Service hour||Business Hours|