More Rural Banks Complete Microinsurance Training Course

Eighteen rural banks based in Luzon and Mindanao recently completed the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) Basic Microinsurance Training during two separate sessions. Twenty-nine (29) bank officers and staff from ten (10) rural bank-members of the Cagayan-Kalinga Federation attended the training held in Cooperative Bank, Tuguegarao City, on November 24-25 while eleven (11) [...]

Rural Banks Providing Financial Education in Branchless Banking

By Cheryl Lualhati Balingit, RBAP-MABS Special Projects Coordinator In Filipino grammar, adding the prefix mag is a nifty way to verbalize a noun. This extends from everyday, colloquial conversation Mag-kape tayo (Let’s have coffee) Mag-sine tayo (Let’s watch a movie) to more profound exhortations, like Mag-bago na tayo. (It’s time we make a change). The [...]

Cantilan Bank Focusing on Value Chains to Expand Micro Agri Lending

The Mindanao Fruit and Vegetable Summit on October 20-22, 2011 held in Davao City proved to be an opportunity for Cantilan Bank to meet with value chain players in the sector and strike partnerships that promise to be beneficial to both the farmers and the bank.  The summit brought together farmers, buyers and business leaders [...]

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 [...]