A Fresh Perspective on Mobilizing Micro–Deposits

Micro-deposit generation is a key strategy in building more stable banks to support their credit operations and service the savings needs of the public, particularly the lower income groups. Banks unable to execute an effective micro-deposit strategy are risking being left behind in the marketplace, especially if they do not consider the perspective that broadening [...]

Microfinance: New Paradigms Built on Age-old Fundamentals

RBAP-MABS Research & Project Monitoring Consultant Ferdinand Sia shares his learnings from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr.’s keynote address at the 2011 RBAP-MABS National Roundtable Conference The 2011 RBAP-MABS National Roundtable conference held on May 23-24 opened with a Keynote Address by BSP Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. His speech [...]

Videos: How to Avoid an India-type Microfinance Crisis in the Philippines

RBAP President Corazon Miller’s Opening Remarks

How to Avoid an India-type Microfinance Crisis in the Philippines

As prologue to the BSP’s (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) National Microfinance Stakeholders Summit held on April 5, the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) with support from USAID/Philippines and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines (MCPI) jointly held a pre-summit seminar on April 4 discussing “How to Avoid an [...]