RBAP-MABS Mobile Phone Banking Accreditation for Central Luzon Rural Bankers

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) conducted a mobile phone banking accreditation training course at Montevista Villas, Clark Field, Angeles City on February 17.
Held in partnership with G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), Globe Telecom’s mobile commerce subsidiary, the training was attended by 21 participants from 10 Central Luzon rural banks.
MABS trained the participants on mobile phone banking implementation processes and step-by-step procedures. The participants were given sets of manuals for managing mobile phone banking services (MPBS) using GCASH.
The course also served as a refresher course for accredited rural banks. These rural banks receive updates on the latest mobile phone banking services and learn some of the “tricks of the trade” used by successful rural banks in offering MPBS to their clients.
After participating in the training, qualified banks are provided with all the necessary procedures and requirements to be accredited to offer MPBS through the GCASH platform. These banks must apply to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for authorization.
To date, MABS has already seen to the accreditation of over 60 rural banks with approximately 900 branches and other banking offices offering MPBS via the GCASH platform.
Upcoming accreditation training courses will also be conducted prior to regional rural bank confederation conferences with the next course to be held on March 3 at One Tagaytay Place in Tagaytay City, Batangas and the next course for rural banks from Mindanao and the Visayas will be held on March 17 at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) conducted a mobile phone banking accreditation training course at Montevista Villas, Clark Field, Angeles City on February 17.

Held in partnership with G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), Globe Telecom’s mobile commerce subsidiary, the training was attended by 21 participants from 10 Central Luzon rural banks.

MABS trained the participants on mobile phone banking implementation processes and step-by-step procedures. The participants were given sets of manuals for managing mobile phone banking services (MPBS) using GCASH.

The course also served as a refresher course for accredited rural banks. These rural banks receive updates on the latest mobile phone banking services and learn some of the “tricks of the trade” used by successful rural banks in offering MPBS to their clients.

After participating in the training, qualified banks are provided with all the necessary procedures and requirements to be accredited to offer MPBS through the GCASH platform. These banks must apply to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) for authorization.

To date, MABS has already seen to the accreditation of over 60 rural banks with approximately 900 branches and other banking offices offering MPBS via the GCASH platform.

Upcoming accreditation training courses will also be conducted prior to regional rural bank confederation conferences with the next course to be held on March 3 at One Tagaytay Place in Tagaytay City, Batangas and the next course for rural banks from Mindanao and the Visayas will be held on March 17 at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.