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 [...]

RBAP-MABS Shares Microinsurance Experiences of Philippine Rural Banks at the 7th International Microinsurance Conference in Brazil

The United States Agency for International Development-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program presented during the 7th International Microinsurance Conference held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 8-10, 2011. Organized by the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network and supported by the Brazilian Confederation of Insurers (CNseg), [...]

RBAP-MABS Convenes Partners during a Regional Roundtable Conference in Manila

Over ninety participants from rural banks and other private sector partners gathered for the annual Regional Roundtable of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS), a program supported by the  United States Agency for International Development (USAID), last November 9 at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila. This year’s theme, [...]

Delinquency & Fraud Management Workshop for Rural Banks

The United States Agency for International Development-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program facilitated a training/workshop on Delinquency and Fraud management last October 12-14 at the RBAP Building, Intramuros. Participating rural banks are provided with this technical assistance as part of the Program’s commitment in enhancing their microfinance operations. [...]