Exciting New Branchless Banking Services Powered by GCASH

By Aditya Banerjee This is the first of a four part series of articles about the RBAP-MABS National Roundtable 2012 Conference panel session entitled “Using New Channels to Expand Microfinance Services.” Mr. Paolo Baltao from Globe Telecommunications, Craig Tower from Microfinance Opportunities, Jun Perez of SEEDFinance, and Melvin Joy Yu from Cantilan Bank delivered a [...]

Beyond SMS – Using Social Networks to Reach a Broader Market (Part 2 of 2)

By Aditya Banerjee This is the second of a two part series on the panel presentation for the RBAP-MABS National Roundtable 2012 Conference session entitled “Beyond SMS – Using Social Networks to Reach a Broader Market”. Panelists Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, John Owens, Chief of Party of RBAP-MABS, Hans Roxas Chua, President [...]

Beyond SMS – Using Social Networks to Reach a Broader Market (Part 1 of 2)

By Aditya Banerjee This is the first of a two part series on the panel presentation for the RBAP-MABS National Roundtable 2012 Conference session entitled “Beyond SMS – Using Social Networks to Reach a Broader Market”. Panelists Maria Ressa, CEO and Executive Editor of Rappler, John Owens, Chief of Party of RBAP-MABS, Hans Roxas Chua, [...]

Rural Banks Providing Financial Education in Branchless Banking

By Cheryl Lualhati Balingit, RBAP-MABS Special Projects Coordinator In Filipino grammar, adding the prefix mag is a nifty way to verbalize a noun. This extends from everyday, colloquial conversation Mag-kape tayo (Let’s have coffee) Mag-sine tayo (Let’s watch a movie) to more profound exhortations, like Mag-bago na tayo. (It’s time we make a change). The [...]