Month: June 2012

CI & Basic Property Appraisal – Aug 10-11, 2012

FOR : ALL PARTICIPATING RURAL BANKS FROM : Ma. Corazon L. Miller, Chairman SUBJECT : CIRCULAR LETTER: CREDIT INVESTIGATION & BASIC COURSE ON PROPERTY APPRAISAL Dear Fellow Rural Bankers: The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), through the Rural Bankers’ Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI) is pleased to announce that it will conduct …

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CLOSED — Supervisory Skills Enhancement Program -July 26-27, 2012

FOR : ALL PARTICIPATING RURAL BANKS FROM : MA. CORAZON L. MILLER, Chairman Dear Fellow Rural Bankers: As part of Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) continuing strategy to strengthen the rural banking industry, the Rural Bankers’ Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI), will be conducting a seminar on Supervisory Skills Enhancement. The program …

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BusinessMirror: Aquino signs AMLA, anti-terror financing measures into law

President Aquino on Monday signed into law two measures aimed at strengthening the country’s anti-money laundering campaign by promoting openness in financial transactions, Malacañang said on Monday. “In a major step forward in enhancing transparency and accountability, the President has signed two bills into law, namely, ‘An Act To Further Strengthen The Anti-Money Laundering Law’ …

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MPB (G-Cash) Accreditation Training – June 28 in Baguio

TO: ALL MEMBER RURAL BANKS SUBJECT: INVITATION TO REGISTER TO MOBILE PHONE BANKING ACCREDITATION TRAINING COURSE FOR RBAP MEMBER RURAL BANKS We are inviting you to participate in Mobile Phone Banking Accreditation Training and become part of the increasing number of GCASH partner rural banks offering mobile phone banking services to their clients and enjoy …

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Manila Times: (White) knights to the rescue?

Help is on the way. Amid the desolate depths of despair that commonly embraces the unfortunate victims of cash-strapped financial institutions like banks going under, a program has been placed to pave the way for the potential onrush of corporate saviors before further damage can be done in the entire banking industry. Under the milestone …

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Re-broadcast: 59th National Convention Presentations – Aiming High, Charting a Clear Path

The rural banking industry has once again defied naysayers with the successful staging of the 59th RBAP Annual National Convention – a celebration of the industry’s yearly milestones, at the idyllic island resort of Boracay last May 24-25.  Delegates, guests and sponsors, numbering more than 500, exchanged pleasantries with their colleagues and listened attentively to …

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Philippine Star: Foreign investors eye rural banks, insurance

MANILA, Philippines – Foreign venture capitalists are holding talks with Philippine rural banks and life insurance firms in another positive sign of strong optimism in the local economy. 1st Valley Bank President and chief executive officer Nicolas Lim admitted that the rural bank has been entertaining talks with a foreign venture fund interested in investing in the …

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Branching guidelines amendments

To all member rural banks and partners, please be informed of the amendments to the provisions of Section X151 of the Manual of Regulations for Banks, pursuant to Monetary Board Resolution No. 793.  These amendments are specifically on Subsections X151.4, X151.5, XI51.7 and X151.8. In a nutshell, the amendments on Subsection X151.4 state the removal …

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CLOSED — Pricing Transparency Workshop – June 22, 2012

FOR : ALL PARTICIPATING RURAL BANKS FROM : MA. CORAZON L. MILLER, Chairperson SUBJECT : PRICING TRANSPARENCY WORKSHOP: Implementing the New Rules for Truth in Lending Dear Fellow Rural Bankers: The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has issued Circular 730 and the accompanying Memorandum M-2011-040 on regulations and calculation for Effective Interest Rates (EIR) for …

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CLOSED — AMLA Seminar: BSP Cir 706 -UARR – July 06, 2012

FOR : ALL PARTICIPATING RURAL BANKS FROM : MA. CORAZON L. MILLER, Chairman SUBJECT : AMLA SEMINAR :BRIEFING ON BSP CIR. 706 – UPDATED AML RULES AND REGULATIONS Dear Fellow Rural Bankers: The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP), through the Rural Bankers’ Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI), will conduct a seminar described …

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