Rural Banks at the Forefront of Financial Inclusion

During his keynote speech at the Inaugural Dinner of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) last August 4, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco Jr recalled the journey of the two institutions in pursuance of advancing the rural banking sector and expanding financial services through innovative channels to more Filipinos.

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 [...]

2010 MABS EAGLE Awardees

In May 2011, MABS named two of its outstanding participating banks as the EAGLE ACHIEVEMENT Awardees for 2010. These were Bangko Kabayan and Rural Bank of Gattaran. In recognition of the banks’ exemplary performance in 2010, MABS prepared video documentaries presenting each bank’s success and best practices. These videos are now available online. Click the [...]

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

RBAP President Corazon Miller’s Opening Remarks