Another great read from the Manila Times as it features RBAP’s huge role in promoting mobile banking in the countryside.
Efforts by rural bankers to provide better credit access to farmers and fisherfolk was again featured in the business section of the Philippine Star. The article, published on January 29, reported the fruitful meeting between the officers of RBAP and Secretary Alacala of the Department of Agriculture.
This is to notify all concerned banks of Memorandum 2012-004 on the criteria for acceptability of new land titles with Presidential decree no. 1271 Annotation as underlying collateral for loans offered for rediscounting with the BSP. It is however, subject to the following conditions:
In accordance to Proclamation 2250, designating January 1 to 7 as National Banking Week, the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas is encouraging all banking institutions and their branches to undertake promotional and publicity generating activities such as advertising, window and counter displays, streamers, distribution of give-aways and similar incentives. Likewise, the BSP enjoins all banks to promote the benefits derived from banks and the role they play in strengthening the economy of the country.
Additional photos taken during the 54th Charter Anniversary Symposium at the Polkabal Ballroom Manila Hotel. You may also view more symposium pictures at RBAP’s Slideshare account (RBAPAT54).
November is showing promising results for RBAP. First, more than 400 Rural Bankers attended its anniversary symposium at the historic Manila Hotel; second, representatives of the association, for the first time, successfully joined an international gathering promoting microinsurance (MI) in developing and emerging markets. Supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO), Ms. Ruth Aseron of RBAPMABS-USAID and Ms. Ghay Mapano of RBAP-RBRDFI were invited to participate at the recently concluded 7th International Conference on Microinsurance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from November 8 to 10. With experts from around the world, the two shared their know-how and, conveyed the contribution and achievements of Philippine-based microinsurance promoters.
The KPMG is inviting all interested IT/IS Managers, System/Network Adminsitrators and IT Enthusiasts to a free seminar on Hack Proofing your Environment on the 28th and 29th of November at the KPMG Centre in Makati City.
Please be informed of the issuance of Memorandum o56 or, the granting of temporary regulatory relief to banks with offices and branches located in areas devastated by Pedring, which was approved by the Monetary Board in its promulgated Resolution No. 1597. The aforementioned resolution contains several provisions, specifically on the form of temporary relief granted to banks and, the areas severely affected by the onslaught of the October typhoon, as reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.
To all members interested in securing copies of speeches and presentations from November 10-11, you can now download the powerpoint files from this site. Please be informed however that not all files are available since RBAP is still in the process of securing permission from the presenter/s. Once we get the go-signal, rest assured that these missing files will be uploaded immediately.
As an implementing partner of MABS-USAID, the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines warmly salutes the 50th year anniversary of USAID and Peace Corps in the Philippines…50 solid years of fostering development and peace in the country. In solidarity, we in RBAP would like to invite everyone to join this milestone event on the 4th of November at the SM MOA Music Hall in Pasay City. For more details on this, please click the attached USAID-Peace Corps Program.
What are the new strategies and innovative ways that can be explored by RBs and eventually, adopted by the whole rural banking industry? These are the diverse and topical challenges faced by rural banks today as they try to find effective ways to better serve their clients. Fortunately, experts from banking and finance discussed and presented several methods on how the industry can resolve these issues during the RBAP Confederation/Federation President’s Meeting last Wednesday, October 25. To give you a glimpse of what transpired at the SMX Convention Centre, we highly encourage our readers and followers to click the attached PDF and URL links below.
The Rural Bankers of the Philippines, which will be celebrating its charter anniversary in November, recently held its monthly Confederation Meeting at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. One of the highlights of the event was the presentation by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on four (4) circulars benefitting the rural banking industry. Worth mentioning among the vast significant issuances is Circular No. 723, or the Outsourcing of Automated Teller Machine Service for off-site ATMs. Included on this particular issuance are certain conditions, which are subject to prior approval of the Monetary Board. To know more about this and other salient provisions, please click the attached PowerPoint presentation prepared by the BSP.BSP issuances