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 [...]

Banco Dipolog’s HMF product undergoes operations review

The United States Agency for International Development-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program conducted an operations review of Banco Dipolog’s housing microfinance (HMF) product last August 23-25. The technical assistance was designed to assess the product’s performance, determine and evaluate its strong points and areas for improvement, and provide [...]

Chinese study group visits RBAP-MABS to learn about Microfinance and Mobile Phone Banking in the Philippines

A delegation from China visited the United States Agency for International Development-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program on 22 August 2011 to learn about microfinance and mobile banking. RBAP-MABS welcomed the group with a multimedia presentation on the topics, including a live demonstration of the workings [...]

Representatives from Venezuela and Ecuador visit the Philippines to learn about Mobile Financial Services

The USAID-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) program in coordination with RBAP International Study Visit Program once again organized a study tour on Mobile Phone Banking for UTIBA, the supplier of Globe’s GCASH platform and representatives from Digitel Venezuela and Grupo Mas, Coca Cola, and DIPOR from [...]