Exciting New Branchless Banking Services Powered by GCASH

By Aditya Banerjee This is the first 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.” Mr. Paolo Baltao from Globe Telecommunications, Craig Tower from Microfinance Opportunities, Jun Perez of SEEDFinance, and Melvin Joy Yu from Cantilan Bank delivered a [...]

Rural Banks Trained on GCASH-Enabled Mobile Phone Banking Services

The United States Agency for International Development-supported Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS) Program conducted two separate GCASH accreditation trainings for rural banks from the Bicol Federation and National Capital Region (NCR) on May 10 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Naga City and May 29 at [...]

The Future of Mobile Phone Banking in the Philippines: Global Trends for Rural Bankers to Consider (Part 3 of 3)

By: Atty. John V. Owens, MABS Chief of Party During my presentation, I shared with the audience some of the latest relevant updates and trends that we are seeing from around the world in terms of the uses of mobile money and mobile banking services. Viral Marketing & Use of Social Networks One interesting theme [...]

PH market prepares for mobile banking boom

Manila Times - FOR those wondering about the prospects of mobile banking—a key tool for the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP)—this year, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) research firms have made a prognosis that is sure to make any rural bank executive excited. According to its 2012 predictions for the Asia Pacific Region, ICT [...]