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 [...]

Improving Core Banking Systems to Improve Branchless Banking Services – Lessons from Cantilan Bank

By Aditya Banerjee This is the fourth of a four part series of articles about the RBAP-MABS National Roundtable 2012 Conference panel session entitled “Using New Channels to Expand Microfinance Services.” Cantilan Bank’s Head of Strategic Management, Melvin Yu, shared how the bank is using new technologies, including mobile banking, to accelerate branchless banking services [...]

Opportunities for Rural Banks to Use Smart Money to Expand Branchless Banking Services

By Aditya Banerjee This is the third of a four part series of articles about the RBAP-MABS National Roundtable 2012 Conference panel session entitled “Using New Channels to Expand Microfinance Services.” Mr. Jun Perez of SEEDFINANCE explained how their partnership with SMART in the Island Activation Program supports empowerment through mobile banking. SEEDFINANCE is a [...]

Exciting New Branchless Banking Services Powered by GCASH

By Aditya Banerjee This is the first of a four part series of articles about the RBAP-MABS National Roundtable 2012 Conference panel session entitled “Using New Channels to Expand Microfinance Services.” Mr. Paolo Baltao from Globe Telecommunications, Craig Tower from Microfinance Opportunities, Jun Perez of SEEDFinance, and Melvin Joy Yu from Cantilan Bank delivered a [...]