NIB launches RIA Money Transfer

The National Investment Bank (NIB) has launched RIA Money Transfer to add to its array of international money transfer services offered by the Bank. 

This aims to provide its numerous customers unlimited access to remittances from across the globe.

RIA, the world’s third largest money transfer company with over 324,000 network locations in 146 countries brings to customers of the Bank much faster, more secure and highly reliable access to transfers from loved ones around the world.

Speaking at the launch Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of NIB Dr. John Kweku Asamoah said, the partnership between the two institutions would bring enormous benefits to the millions of customers as “RIA is a key player in an industry that moves more than $575 billion each year.”

He noted that “Money Transfer Services as you would all agree has for many years served as one of the quickest, safest and most convenient mode of cash transfer from abroad.” 

Records show that in 2016, remittances by friends and relations abroad reached over $429 billion which is projected to reach about $459 billion by the end of 2018. 


Dr. Asamoah said he is confident “the partnership will to a large extent, help the bank achieve at least one of its core values, Customer Service Excellence as it will enable our clients have almost-instant access to their remittances.

“Many of our customers rely on transfers from spouses, parents, guardians, siblings, among others to make a living hence, reliable service in transfers is crucial in every way for such customers.”

Also speaking at the event, Operations Director of RIA for Africa Robert Kotei said RIA Money Transfer is now well positioned to offer customers excellent remittance payment services following the recent harmonization of prices and the expansion of the NIB branch network. 

He indicated RIA’s commitment to work with NIB “to ensure that this partnership continues to make our esteemed customers happy while bringing good contributions to the bottom-line of both institutions.”

Mr. Kotei also urged NIB customers to “take advantage of the convenience of sending funds directly to your accounts as RIA Money Transfer makes this happen Fast, Secure and Economical.

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