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Asia, the fastest growing corridor


The Asian remittance market is worth over US$260 billion, more than 60 million migrant workers originate from Asia, representing one-third of all emigrants from developing countries. The fourth Global Remittances Forum will take place this May in Bangkok, and focus on both the global, and the Asian remittance market. The Global Forum 2013 (GFR) is jointly organized by IFAD and the World Bank in collaboration with the International Association of Money Transfer Networks (IAMTN). This offer a unique opportunity to network with key players, both within and across sectors.

Sebastian Plubins, Managing Director of EMEASA (Ria Financial Services) will address the latest trends in the Asia-Pacific remittance market from the perspective of Ria Financial Services, one of the world largest remittance service providers. “I’m delighted to participate in the Global Forum of Remittances. For Ria, the Asian market is the fastest growing corridor, we are planning to invest heavily to unlock the untapped potential. We want to export our model of “Low Cost Remittances” to the Asian market, as we are already successfully doing in the rest of the world” said Mr. Sebastian Plubins.

Mr. Plubins oversees the sales, financials, operations and expansion of Ria Financial in Europe, Middle East, Africa and South Asia. He has been an integral part of the Ria organization since 2005. Mr. Plubins has more than 12 years of experience in the money transfer industry. He began his career at Cambios Inter, a sub agent of Western Union, in Chile and later he worked in London at Chequepoint, the Foreign Exchange powerhouse of Europe.

About Ria Financial Services
Ria Financial Services is a member of the International Association of Money Transfer Networks – IAMTN.Ria Financial Services was founded in 1987 and it is today the third largest money transfer company in the world, with a global agent network of more than 200,000 locations in more than 130 countries. In addition to money transfer services, Ria oers Bill Payment, Mobile Top Ups, PrePaid Debit Cards, Check Cashing and Money Orders.

Ria’s mission is to be the most progressive money transfer company in the world, oering service excellence and the most competitive and reliable remittance payment services to its customers.

Ria is also committed to best-in-class business relationships with its global agent and correspondent network, based on the principles of mutual respect, fairness and generally accepted business practices.



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