M-Commerce leaders from Bahrain and Latin America study Philippine mobile banking

bahrain & utiba visit

A study group composed of six executives from YQ Bahrain, Movilway and Utiba Americas visited the Philippines on May 16-18 to take a look at Philippine mobile phone banking. Movilway CEO Fernando Fiksman and COO Dan Cohen, as well as YQ Bahrain General Manager Fawaz Ghazal and Board Director Tariq Al Saffar, were accompanied by two representatives from Utiba, the mobile wallet developer that crafted Globe’s GCASH.
Facilitated by the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), the tour included visits to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), USAID-supported Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program, and Nueva Ecija-based MABS participating bank GM Bank. They met with GM Bank’s mobile phone banking clients, interviewing them on the benefits and convenience of the bank’s mobile phone banking services.
MABS presented its mobile phone banking initiatives, which it rolled out in partnership with Globe’s G-XChange Inc. (GXI) and its participating banks. The delegates were particularly interested in the country’s m-banking regulatory environment and the benefits of m-banking to bank clients.

A study group composed of six executives from YQ Bahrain, Movilway and Utiba Americas visited the Philippines on May 16-18 to take a look at Philippine mobile phone banking. Movilway CEO Fernando Fiksman and COO Dan Cohen, as well as YQ Bahrain General Manager Fawaz Ghazal and Board Director Tariq Al Saffar, were accompanied by two representatives from Utiba, the mobile wallet developer that crafted Globe’s GCASH.

Facilitated by the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), the tour included visits to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), USAID-supported Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program, and Nueva Ecija-based MABS participating bank GM Bank. They met with GM Bank’s mobile phone banking clients, interviewing them on the benefits and convenience of the bank’s mobile phone banking services.

MABS presented its mobile phone banking initiatives, which it rolled out in partnership with Globe’s G-XChange Inc. (GXI) and its participating banks. The delegates were particularly interested in the country’s m-banking regulatory environment and the benefits of m-banking to bank clients.