May 2010 Highlights

Download MABS May 2010 Highlights .

RBAP-MABS Partners with Microfinance Opportunities and The MasterCard Foundation to expand mobile phone banking services

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) through its USAID-supported Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program will now receive support from Microfinance Opportunities (MFO) and The MasterCard Foundation to assist the expansion of mobile phone banking services via increased financial education for customers and clients of rural banks. Rural Bank Mobile Phone Banking [...]

M-Commerce leaders from Bahrain and Latin America study Philippine mobile banking

A study group composed of six executives from YQ Bahrain, Movilway and Utiba Americas visited the Philippines on May 16-18 to take a look at Philippine mobile phone banking. Movilway CEO Fernando Fiksman and COO Dan Cohen, as well as YQ Bahrain General Manager Fawaz Ghazal and Board Director Tariq Al Saffar, were accompanied by [...]

BSP approves housing loan manual

Business World – RURAL BANKS’ product template for small housing loans has been approved by the central bank, easing the process by which lenders can offer the product. Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. said the approval by the Monetary Board of the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines’ (RBAP) product manual [...]