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 [...]

Philippines lags behind peers in bank penetration, survey shows

Philippine Daily Inquirer – The Philippines is considered one of the laggards in the Asia-Pacific region in the area of financial services reach, ranking only 12th out of 15 countries in terms of the proportion of working-age population who have accounts with banks or other financial institutions. Results of a regional survey, done recently by [...]

More Rural Banks Complete the Basic Microinsurance Training Course

Twenty-three (23) participants from seven (7) rural banks completed the Basic Microinsurance Training Course on April 24-25, 2012. The two-day training promotes the Rural Bankers Research Development Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI) as the technical assistance provider for rural banks who wants to engage in marketing, selling and distribution of microinsurance products and services in compliance with [...]

Afghan Delegates Study Philippine Mobile Phone Banking Model

Eleven (11) delegates from the Da Bank of Afghanistan and United States Agency for International Development/Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (USAID/FAIDA) visited the country for a five-day study mission on March 6-10 to enable them to design and devise policy interventions for the mobile financial services in Afghanistan. The study tour [...]