2012 RBAP-MABS Microfinance Conference and Awards Ceremony

Over 200 rural bankers and other participants throughout the Philippines attended the 2012 National Roundtable Conference organized by the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program. The two-day conference is a gathering of all RBAP-MABS participating banks to share and exchange experiences on microfinance operations, new developments [...]

Rural Banks Transforming Microinsurance from Service to Business

By Ruth Aseron The Microinsurance Initiative of the RBAP-MABS Program began in May 2008. Since then, the Initiative has progressed and assisted 192 rural banks towards becoming responsible and legitimate agents of properly regulated and sustainable microinsurance products and services. Three rural banks shared their experiences during the 2012 RBAP-MABS National Roundtable Conference held at [...]

Banks Now Serve 1 Million Active Micro-Borrowers

Opening the 2012 National Roundtable Conference of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services Program (RBAP-MABS) on June 7, 2012, Ms. Chuchi Fonacier, Managing Director of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), cited a set of impressive statistics on how banks in the Philippines have now expanded access to microfinance [...]

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 [...]