RBAP-MABS Convenes Partners during a Regional Roundtable Conference in Manila

Over ninety participants from rural banks and other private sector partners gathered for the annual Regional Roundtable of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS), a program supported by the  United States Agency for International Development (USAID), last November 9 at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila. This year’s theme, [...]

MABS Conducts Training of Service Providers

A Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop was conducted by the United States Agency for International Development-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program last October 6 at the RBAP Building, Intramuros, Manila. The ToT Workshop ensured the proper presentation and use of RBAP-MABS training materials developed and compiled by the [...]

Providing M-Banking Services in a Remote Island: The Bangko Kabayan Experience

M-Banking allows rural banks to expand their reach to communities too small or too remote to justify a branch. Bangko Kabayan, working with the USAID-supported RBAP-MABS Program, has successfully piloted an approach that combines regular visits from bank officers with partnering with mobile money accredited merchants such as sari-sari stores, which provide cash-in, cash-out (CICO) [...]

Training Announcements

PUNLA SA TAO MF Management and Supervisory Training March 16-18 (Davao City) Account Officers Refresher Course June 15-17 (Bicol) November 16-18 (Northern and Central Luzon) Housing Microfinance Training September 14-16 (Manila) ILO-Making Microfinance Work for MFIs April 18-22 (Manila) Here are the upcoming trainings to be conducted by MABS service providers (MSPs) Punla sa Tao [...]