Rural Bankers share Lessons Learned from the Housing Microfinance Training

The recently concluded Market Research phase of the Housing Microfinance (HMF) Training by the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program served as a venue for rural bankers to learn many lessons and insights. During the training held at GM Bank Training Room, Cabanatuan City on February 8-10, 2012, participants [...]

RBAP-MABS facilitates Savings Mobilization Workshop at Katipunan Bank

By Meliza H. Agabin, RBAP-MABS Deputy Chief of Party Mobilizing savings, the other half of financial intermediation, can sometimes be something that a bank may not consciously and actively market. This happens especially when large credit lines from government banks or wholesale facilities become more attractive due to the ease of access and the perceived [...]

Rural Banks engaged in Microfinance Plan for Market Expansion

Thirty-six bank officers and staff of eighteen rural banks from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao participated in the Market Expansion Training conducted by the USAID-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program last September 12-13 at the RBAP Conference Room in Intramuros, Manila. The two-day training was designed to assist participating [...]

Rang-ay Bank renews efforts to expand services to microenterprises

To support Rang-ay Bank’s plan to expand its microfinance services, the USAID-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program provided the senior officers of the bank with briefings on different program initiatives that are aligned to the interests of Rang-ay Bank on August 6, 2011. Aside from the briefing, [...]