Lessons Learned from Providing Financial Education to Promote Branchless Banking

By Aditya Banerjee This is the second 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”. Rural banks already play a big role in small communities. They serve over one million low-income families who place their trust – from microinsurance [...]

Rural Banks Providing Financial Education in Branchless Banking

By Cheryl Lualhati Balingit, RBAP-MABS Special Projects Coordinator In Filipino grammar, adding the prefix mag is a nifty way to verbalize a noun. This extends from everyday, colloquial conversation Mag-kape tayo (Let’s have coffee) Mag-sine tayo (Let’s watch a movie) to more profound exhortations, like Mag-bago na tayo. (It’s time we make a change). The [...]

BSP Monetary Board experiences mobile phone banking services first-hand

During a presentation held in Zamboanga City on September 15, the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines-Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program updated the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)’s Monetary Board members  - led by BSP Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. – on Mobile Phone Banking Services in the Philippines through rural banks. The benefits [...]

Visions on Mobile Banking & Mobile Money: A President’s View

Four rural bank presidents share their views and visions on mobile banking and mobile money using the Globe GCASH platform in the Philippines. Click the following links to watch the videos: