RBAP-MABS Holds Mobile Phone Banking & GCASH Accreditation Course for Northern Luzon Rural Bankers

The United States Agency for International Development-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines–Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program conducted a Regional GCASH Accreditation Training for North Luzon rural banks in Clarkfield Pampanga last October 28, 2011.

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The Globe GXI team – composed of their training team, North Luzon area managers, and the account manager and coordinator for rural banks – were present to facilitate the presentation and hands-on activities. Twenty (20) participants from 11 rural banks completed the training.

The eleven rural banks are: RB Bayombong, GM Bank, Vigan RB, RB Lingayen, Agribusiness RB, Cebuana Lhuiller RB, RB Central Pangasinan, Coop Bank of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur Coop Bank, RB San Jacinto, and Commonwealth RB. Most of the participants said that the training was very timely, since they had always been interested in offering mobile phone banking services (MPBS). Representatives from GM Bank added to their enthusiasm when they shared the bank’s MPBS implementation. GM Bank is currently one of the MABS participating rural banks with the highest mobile phone banking transactions.

The training covered GCASH basics and bank policies and mobile phone banking procedures. Participants were also given hands-on exercises on how to do actual GCASH registration, person-to-person (P2P) and Cash-In/Cash-Out transactions. At the end of the training, banks were provided with accreditation kits and were taught how to proceed with the accreditation process.

The training covered GCASH basics and bank policies and mobile phone banking procedures. Participants were also given hands-on exercises on how to do actual GCASH registration, person-to-person (P2P) and Cash-In/Cash-Out transactions. At the end of the training, banks were provided with accreditation kits and were taught how to proceed with the accreditation process.