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India Post Payments Bank Partners with Ria Money Transfer to Revolutionize Rural Remittance Services

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has teamed up with Ria Money Transfer, a global leader in cross-border money transfers and a business segment of Euronet Worldwide, Inc., to offer innovative remittance services in rural India. This collaboration aims to provide convenient and affordable financial services directly to the doorsteps of customers in remote areas.

Addressing the Rural Financial Gap

With 65% of India’s population residing in rural areas with limited financial infrastructure, accessing international remittances has been a challenge, often requiring long travel distances, resulting in lost wages, travel expenses, and the risk associated with cash transit and storage. The IPPB-Ria partnership will enable people to withdraw only the necessary amount, reducing these risks and fostering true financial inclusion, thus supporting long-term economic growth.

Expanding Reach and Accessibility

The partnership will immediately make international inward money transfer services available at over 25,000 Post Office locations, with plans to expand to more than 100,000 locations. Combining IPPB’s extensive postal network with Ria’s global reach, customers across India will benefit from fast, convenient, and safe doorstep services.

Technological Advancements and Security Enhancements

Leveraging technology, the partnership will use verified biometric authentication for KYC (Know Your Customer) processes, eliminating the need for physical IDs to collect remittances, and will provide digital transaction confirmations with paperless receipts. This streamlines the process, ensures regulatory compliance, and enhances security measures.

Commitment to Service Excellence

Shri R Viswesvaran, MD & CEO of IPPB, emphasized the partnership’s importance for rural families, stating that it makes international money transfers more accessible, affordable, and reliable, bridging crucial financial gaps. Shawn Fielder, CEO of Ria Money Transfer, highlighted the economic opportunities the partnership provides for rural communities, while Ignacio Reid, Ria’s COO, pointed out the innovative solutions the collaboration will bring to customers across India.

About India Post Payments Bank (IPPB)

Established under the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communication, with 100% equity owned by the Government of India, IPPB aims to create the most accessible, affordable, and trusted bank for the common man. Launched on September 1, 2018, IPPB leverages the vast postal network and operates on the key pillars of India Stack—enabling paperless, cashless, and presence-less banking at the customer’s doorstep.

About Ria Money Transfer

Ria Money Transfer, part of Euronet Worldwide, Inc., offers fast, secure, and affordable global money transfers. With the second most extensive cash settlement network and the largest direct bank deposit network worldwide, Ria bridges digital and physical transactions, providing unprecedented consumer choice and facilitating economic growth through financial access.

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