Ghana: Access Bank partners with Ria for remittance offering
Ria's customers can collect their remittances at any of the bank's locations.Access Bank has partnered with money transfer agency Ria to enable customers collect their remittances at any of the bank's 43 locations in Ghana.
Customers would not need an Access Bank account to collect their remittances, while account holders can also choose to receive funds directly to their bank accounts.
Access Bank Ghana’s managing director Dolapo Ogundimu said the partnership is part of the bank’s efforts to bring personal banking closer to the public and facilitates ID verification requirements.
"Our wide network of branches across Ghana gives customers the convenience of receiving their money anywhere they are located. Receiving funds directly into personal accounts also reduces the inconvenience usually associated with KYC requirements,” he said, quoted by CAJ News Africa.
According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, more than 750,000 Ghanaians living abroad sent $126 million (€112 million) in remittances in 2014.