RBAP holds 4th Microinsurance Roundtable Meeting with partners

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) convened partners and stakeholders who are active in the promotion of microinsurance in the country during the 4th of its roundtable meeting series last October 3. Present at the event were eight (8) partner-insurers of RBAP, which include Bankers Assurance (MiCo), CocoLife, Country Bankers Insurance Group, Manila [...]

BSP’s New Rules on Interest Rates Promote Transparency

The new rules by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) (Circular No. 730, Series of 2011) that seek to promote transparency in loan prices by requiring all banks to charge interest based on the outstanding balance of a loan at the beginning of an interest period, and to quote the effective interest rates of loan products [...]

Rural Banks at the Forefront of Financial Inclusion

During his keynote speech at the Inaugural Dinner of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) last August 4, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco Jr recalled the journey of the two institutions in pursuance of advancing the rural banking sector and expanding financial services through innovative channels to more Filipinos.

Microfinance: New Paradigms Built on Age-old Fundamentals

RBAP-MABS Research & Project Monitoring Consultant Ferdinand Sia shares his learnings from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr.’s keynote address at the 2011 RBAP-MABS National Roundtable Conference The 2011 RBAP-MABS National Roundtable conference held on May 23-24 opened with a Keynote Address by BSP Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. His speech [...]