CERRITOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RIA Financial Services, Inc. (“Ria”), a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT) and a leading global money transfer company, today announced it has eliminated fees for those wishing to send donations to Haiti from the U.S. and Canada.
In response to the disastrous earthquake in Haiti, Ria has partnered with Digicel Group and The Capital & Credit Financial Group, to enable consumers in the US and Canada to make donations by sending a no fee money transfer through The Capital & Credit Financial Group directed to the Digicel Haiti Relief Fund until January 31st.
"The destruction caused by the earthquake in Haiti is catastrophic, leaving the Haitian people in dire need of immediate assistance," said Juan C. Bianchi, President and Chief Executive Officer of RIA Financial Services, Inc. “The hearts and minds of all Ria employees are with everyone affected by this devastating event. Now, the world has an opportunity to help rebuild Haiti. We hope that through our partnerships with Digicel and The Capital & Credit Financial Group we can offer some small relief to those in need of assistance and make it a little bit easier for North Americans to send their financial support to Haiti."
ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP
Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services and state-of-the-art handsets. By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand across its 31 markets worldwide.
Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda. Its Caribbean and Central American markets comprise Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. The Caribbean company also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths. Digicel Pacific comprises Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and South Pacific sports teams, including the West Indies Cricket Team, Special Olympics teams throughout the region and national rugby teams in the South Pacific. Digicel is also title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Championships and the Copa de Naciones Digicel, which are the Caribbean and Central American qualifiers to the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information on Digicel Group.
ABOUT CAPITAL & CREDIT FINANCIAL GROUP LTD
The Capital & Credit Financial Group Limited (CCFG), now in its 16th year of operation, is a strong diversified financial entity, which Provides Total Financial Solutions for Jamaicans, Caribbean Nationals and customers from across the world with a broad spectrum of Banking Services, Investment Securities, Remittance Services, Unit Trust Funds and International Broker/Dealer services, through five leading companies: Capital & Credit Merchant Bank (CCMB) - the flagship company and largest merchant bank in Jamaica; Capital & Credit Securities Ltd. (CCSL); Capital & Credit International Inc. (CCII); Capital & Credit Fund Managers Ltd. (CCFM) and Capital & Credit Remittance Ltd. (CCRL). The Group operates businesses in Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Florida, and is listed on both the Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago Stock Exchanges.
CCFG’s Florida-based international brokerage subsidiary, Capital & Credit International Inc. (CCII) which was launched in July 2007, provides a range of financial products and also has a clearing arrangement with Pershing LLC, the largest clearing house in the U.S.A., through which the Company provides securities services for U.S.-based and foreign retail, high net-worth individual and institutional clients. CCII is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). More information on Capital & Credit can be obtained by logging on to http://www.capital-credit.com.
ABOUT RIA FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC.
Ria Financial Services, a subsidiary of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), is a leading 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 2008 Ria processed over 16 million transfer transactions with a total face value of $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 81,300 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.