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 [...]

Rural Banks Trained on GCASH-Enabled Mobile Phone Banking Services

The United States Agency for International Development-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program conducted two separate GCASH accreditation trainings for rural banks from the Bicol Federation and National Capital Region (NCR) on May 10 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Naga City and May 29 at [...]

The Future of Mobile Phone Banking in the Philippines: Global Trends for Rural Bankers to Consider (Part 3 of 3)

By: Atty. John V. Owens, MABS Chief of Party During my presentation, I shared with the audience some of the latest relevant updates and trends that we are seeing from around the world in terms of the uses of mobile money and mobile banking services. Viral Marketing & Use of Social Networks One interesting theme [...]

RBAP to take advantage of strong growth forecast in mobile banking this year

Manila Times – The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) is looking to capitalize on the projection of a strong growth in the mobile banking business this year, driven by the continuous flexibility of carriers to adapt according to market needs. RBAP President Ian Eric Pama said that rural banks will utilize the advantages [...]