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 [...]

U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. supports rural bankers’ advocacy for Greater Financial Inclusion

In his keynote speech at the 57th National Convention of Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr expressed his support for greater access to financial capital and social safety nets for all Filipinos. The U.S. government has assisted the RBAP for more than ten years through the Microenterprise Access [...]