Making public-private partnerships work for better insurance coverage

Ghana Business News - Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has seen more than its share of both natural and man-made disasters. In a country like Haiti, microfinance not only helps to create jobs and income, but becomes a relief and survival strategy after disaster. Sarah Bel, Information Officer for the ILO’s [...]

RBAP to take advantage of strong growth forecast in mobile banking this year

Manila Times – The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) is looking to capitalize on the projection of a strong growth in the mobile banking business this year, driven by the continuous flexibility of carriers to adapt according to market needs. RBAP President Ian Eric Pama said that rural banks will utilize the advantages [...]

PH market prepares for mobile banking boom

Manila Times - FOR those wondering about the prospects of mobile banking—a key tool for the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP)—this year, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research firms have made a prognosis that is sure to make any rural bank executive excited. According to its 2012 predictions for the Asia Pacific Region, ICT [...]

Number of microinsurance policyholders to double by 2015

Business World - Efforts of the government and the private insurance sector and the presence of “adequate” distribution channels are seen to increase the number of microinsurance policyholders to about seven million by 2015. “The contribution of the private insurance sector and the government and the use of adequate distribution channels such as community-based organizations and [...]