Tokyo, Japan – Smiles Mobile Remittance, a leading mobile money transfer platform in Japan operated by Digital Wallet Corporation, and Ria, a global leader in the remittance industry, have announced that they will be waiving remittance fees for customers sending money via credit-to-bank to Turkey following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the country, as well as Syria, on Feb. 6, 2023.
As of Feb. 14, 2023, the earthquake has caused immense damage, death, and displacement to thousands of people, with more than 40,000 deaths and millions of people in urgent need of shelter and supplies, according to The New York Times.
In response to this crisis, Smiles is committed to providing assistance and support to affected communities by offering free remittance fees for transactions to Turkey.
This offer will be available to all customers sending money from Japan to Turkey via Ria on the Smiles Mobile Remittance app until Feb. 28, 2023.
“We are truly heartbroken when we heard the news about the earthquake’s aftermath in Turkey, said Digital Wallet Founder & CEO Eiji Miyakawa. “I hope that our efforts can help bring peace and more relief to the Turkey community.”
Through this initiative, Smiles hopes to fulfill its mission to help the globe maintain peace within the international community.
More specifically, Smiles hopes its gesture will help ease the financial burden on families and individuals impacted in Turkey, allowing them to receive vital financial support from their loved ones around the world.
This announcement comes as Smiles Mobile Remittance marks its commitment to supporting customers during times of crisis. The service aims to provide not only immediate financial aid but also a sense of community and compassion to those affected by the tragedy.
Smiles will continue to monitor the situation in Turkey and other affected areas, and work towards providing further support to those in need.
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