RBAP-MABS Regional Roundtable 2011 Conference

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services will be holding its annual Regional Roundtable conference for rural banks based in Luzon and Visayas on November 9, 2011, 8am-5pm, at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino, Pedro Gil corner M.H. Del Pilar, Malate, Manila.

The Regional Roundtable in Manila is being held back to back with the annual RBAP Symposium. The event promises an exciting opportunity for rural bankers to share and better prepare for in the future as the landscape and trends in microfinance continues its dynamic change.

2010 Regional Roundtable

This year’s theme, “MABS Participating Banks: Moving Forward into the Future”, highlights emerging issues on the horizon and the continuation of the RBAP-MABS Program activities well into the future. The event will discuss areas of interest such as pricing transparency, microfinance credit bureau, strategic partnerships, savings mobilization, micro-insurance, and mobile banking technology.

We expect participants to learn a bit more about:

  1. How rural banks’ effective interest rate compares with other institutions in the Philippines
  2. What are the latest developments regarding the pilot of the microfinance credit bureau in Negros, how this is now being expanded and how rural banks can participate
  3. What the plans are for RBAP-MABS rural banks moving forward with strategic partners
  4. The latest technniques and examples of savings mobilization best practices that rural bankers can use to both open more accounts and encourage their clients to save more
  5. The new microinsurance products and services that rural banks can offer
  6. Latest offers by both the Smart Money and GCASH platforms as well as the use of cash cards and point of sale systems which rural banks can utilize to provide more services to their clients