Mindanao RBs undergo mobile phone banking accreditation training

The USAID – supported RBAP-MABS program, in partnership with G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom,conducted a mobile phone banking accreditation seminarfor Mindanao rural banks at the Grand Men Seng Hotel, Davao City on December 14.
Twenty-two (22) participants from 11 rural banks interested in offering mobile phone banking services attended the seminar. Eight banks were introduced to the initiative: Cooperative Rural Bank of Davao Del Sur, Penbank Central, Rural Bank of Talisayan, Rural Bank of Manolo Fortich, Rural Bank of Cabadbaran, Rural Bank of Lanuza, Partner Rural Bank (Cotabato), Inc. and Rural Bank of Kibawe. Three banks, on the other hand, attended the seminar as a refresher course: Century Bank, Rural Bank of Labason and Rural Bank of Saranggani. The training was intended to prepare rural banks for Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) authorization to offer mobile phone banking services.
In particular, the trainingcovered GCASH and mobile phone banking fundamentals, step-by-step procedures and service implementation. Simulations and hands-on-exercises were done to build on the participants’ skills. The participants were equipped with practical knowledge, skills, and tools to help them implement Mobile Phone Banking Services using the GCASH platform.
The banks were also provided with a complete accreditation kit that they can use to apply for BSP authorization to offer Mobile Phone Banking Services. As a service to its members, the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) facilitates the application and processing of applications for mobile phone banking.
To date, MABS has already seen to the accreditation of over 60 rural banks with more than 900 branches and other banking offices offering MPBS via the GCASH platform.

MPB Accreditation Training (Mindanao)

The USAID – supported RBAP-MABS program, in partnership with G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom,conducted a mobile phone banking accreditation seminar for Mindanao rural banks at the Grand Men Seng Hotel, Davao City on December 14.

Twenty-two (22) participants from 11 rural banks interested in offering mobile phone banking services attended the seminar. Eight banks were introduced to the initiative: Cooperative Rural Bank of Davao Del Sur, Penbank Central, Rural Bank of Talisayan, Rural Bank of Manolo Fortich, Rural Bank of Cabadbaran, Rural Bank of Lanuza, Partner Rural Bank (Cotabato), Inc. and Rural Bank of Kibawe. Three banks, on the other hand, attended the seminar as a refresher course: Century Bank, Rural Bank of Labason and Rural Bank of Saranggani. The training was intended to prepare rural banks for Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) authorization to offer mobile phone banking services.

In particular, the trainingcovered GCASH and mobile phone banking fundamentals, step-by-step procedures and service implementation. Simulations and hands-on-exercises were done to build on the participants’ skills. The participants were equipped with practical knowledge, skills, and tools to help them implement Mobile Phone Banking Services using the GCASH platform.

The banks were also provided with a complete accreditation kit that they can use to apply for BSP authorization to offer Mobile Phone Banking Services. As a service to its members, the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) facilitates the application and processing of applications for mobile phone banking.

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

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