Conditional Cash Transfer Improves lives

More than a thousand people waited in line to receive their second cash payment from the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Tabogon, Cebu last July 26, 2011. Green Bank, a participating bank of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to [...]

Mobile Phone Banking and New Technologies: Providing New Channels to Serve Clients Better, Faster, and 24/7

Alternative ways of delivering banking services are changing the way rural banks are servicing their clients. Not only that, these innovations are also helping the Philippine Government reach families at the bottom of the economic pyramid. During the 2011 RBAP-MABS National Roundtable Conference, rural banks shared how technology has been useful to them in expanding [...]

Conditional Cash Transfer, Rural Banks, and Mobile Money Transfer: Observations and Reflections

By Meliza H. Agabin, RBAP-MABS Deputy Chief of Party Rural banks like Green Bank and mobile money transfer help facilitate cash grants directly to thousands of poor families. In a scene being played out in various places in the country, some of them more remote, over 400 households from four barangays in the municipality of [...]