Visiting RB Mabitac and the asters: The rewards of agricultural microfinance

“Rural Bankers: Prepared to Face the Challenge of the Global Crisis” – 2009 Mindanao Rural Bankers’ Conference

MABS Chief of Party, John Owens, affirmed that rural bankers are ready to face global economic challenges through microfinance in the 29th Annual Mindanao Rural Bankers Conference. The conference, held in Davao City on March 19 and 20, focused on the global financial crisis and its potential effects on Mindanao and its rural banks. Overall [...]

Mobile Phone Banking practitioners hold conference in Davao City

Twenty-six (26) rural bankers from twelve Mindanao-based rural banks offering mobile phone banking services (MPBS) held a conference on March 18 to discuss various issues on mobile banking services. The participants conferred on vital factors and challenges in the expansion and implementation of mobile phone banking, as well as how these challenges were addressed. Representatives [...]

MABS holds Mobile Phone Banking Services (MPBS) accreditation training

To accredit more MPBS partner rural banks, MABS and G-Xchange (GXI) held another training-workshop on MPBS, this time, for Mindanao-based rural banks. Twenty-three (23) rural bankers from sixteen (16) rural banks attended the workshop held on March 18 in Davao City. It served as a venue to educate these bankers on the uses, benefits, implementation [...]