MABS conducts AO Refresher Course for Cagayan Valley PBs

To further strengthen the microfinance operations of the rural banks in Cagayan Valley, MABS conducted an Account Officer (AO) Refresher Course for its Participating Banks last February 3-5, 2010.
Held at the FICO Bank Training Center in Isabela, the training workshop was attended by 17 participants from five MABS participating banks: Rural Bank of Gattaran, Rural Bank of Solano, Mallig Plains Rural Bank, FICO Bank, and Central Luzon-based GM Bank. The participants were mostly branch managers, microfinance (MF) supervisors and account officers of the said banks.
The 3-day workshop was focused on the following topics: Understanding the Role of the Rural Banks as Financial Intermediaries, Microfinance Best Practices, Client Selection, CIBI Report, Cash Flow Preparation and Analysis and Improving the Sales Skills of the Account Officers.
The training also served as a venue to pilot test the revised loan forms with FICO Bank’s microfinance clients as respondents. The participants used the forms in interviewing the bank’s clients.
In her closing remarks, FICO Bank’s Executive Vice President, Ms. Soledad Cabantac, emphasized the importance of going back to the basics in effectively and efficiently delivering the duties and responsibilities of microfinance practitioners.

To further strengthen the microfinance operations of the rural banks in Cagayan Valley, MABS conducted an Account Officer (AO) Refresher Course for its Participating Banks last February 3-5, 2010.

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Held at the FICO Bank Training Center in Isabela, the training workshop was attended by 17 participants from five MABS participating banks: Rural Bank of Gattaran, Rural Bank of Solano, Mallig Plains Rural Bank, FICO Bank, and Central Luzon-based GM Bank. The participants were mostly branch managers, microfinance (MF) supervisors and account officers of the said banks.

The 3-day workshop was focused on the following topics: Understanding the Role of the Rural Banks as Financial Intermediaries, Microfinance Best Practices, Client Selection, CIBI Report, Cash Flow Preparation and Analysis and Improving the Sales Skills of the Account Officers.

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The training also served as a venue to pilot test the revised loan forms with FICO Bank’s microfinance clients as respondents. The participants used the forms in interviewing the bank’s clients.

In her closing remarks, FICO Bank’s Executive Vice President, Ms. Soledad Cabantac, emphasized the importance of going back to the basics in effectively and efficiently delivering the duties and responsibilities of microfinance practitioners.