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 [...]

More Rural Banks Complete the Basic Microinsurance Training Course

Twenty-three (23) participants from seven (7) rural banks completed the Basic Microinsurance Training Course on April 24-25, 2012. The two-day training promotes the Rural Bankers Research Development Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI) as the technical assistance provider for rural banks who wants to engage in marketing, selling and distribution of microinsurance products and services in compliance with [...]

RBAP to take advantage of strong growth forecast in mobile banking this year

Manila Times – The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) is looking to capitalize on the projection of a strong growth in the mobile banking business this year, driven by the continuous flexibility of carriers to adapt according to market needs. RBAP President Ian Eric Pama said that rural banks will utilize the advantages [...]

Afghan Delegates Study Philippine Mobile Phone Banking Model

Eleven (11) delegates from the Da Bank of Afghanistan and United States Agency for International Development/Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (USAID/FAIDA) visited the country for a five-day study mission on March 6-10 to enable them to design and devise policy interventions for the mobile financial services in Afghanistan. The study tour [...]