BSP Sets Rules for the Recognition of Microfinance Institution Rating Agencies

The Monetary Board has approved the rules and regulations for the recognition and de-recognition of Microfinance Institution Rating Agencies (MIRAs), particularly for those that provide ratings for banks with microfinance operations.  This measure aims to create the enabling environment for the appropriate use of objective, credible and competent third-party ratings of microfinance institutions.  These MIRAs [...]

March 2010 Highlights

Download MABS March 2010 Highlights .

RBAP-MABS hosts 3rd Mobile Commerce Summit Asia in Manila

Close to a hundred stakeholders and leaders of the Asian mobile commerce industry – bankers, mobile network operators, mobile commerce providers, and third-party solutions providers – attended the 3rd Mobile Commerce Summit Asia. The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program Chief of Party, Mr. John Owens, chaired the opening [...]

MABS trains additional Luzon and Visayas participating banks on Housing Microfinance Market Research and Product Development

MABS conducted an HMF training and workshop for its participating banks based in Luzon and Visayas. Held on March 23-25, the training was attended by 36 participants from 14 banks and a service provider. MABS conducted lectures,gave hands-on exercises, and facilitated interactive discussions to explain and raise possible regulatory, market, and research issues that could [...]