President’s Corner

Visayas Management Conference March 14-15, 2013 at Oriental Hotel Leyte

The Leyte, Samar and Biliran Federation of Rural Bankers will hold its annual Managment Conference on March 14-15, 2013. The date was moved back a few weeks later than its original schedule, which was Feb 21-22,2013. Venue remains unchanged at Oriental Hotel Leyte, Baras, Palo, Leyte. For more details please click the following links below: …

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“RBAP-MABS Program transitions to RBAP’s Financial Inclusion Program

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines – Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (RBAP-MABS) Program, which the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) supported from 1998 to September 2012, has transitioned into RBAP’s FINANCIAL INCLUSION Program (FIP). RBAP’s technical arm, Rural Bankers Research and development Foundation (RBRDFI), is leading the implementation of FIP.  Hoping …

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CIRCULAR NO. 776 Series of 2012

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas signed a circular to ” Amendment of Subsection X268.3 of the Manual of Regulations for Banks (MORB) to include a provision on the grant of temporary rediscounting lines to newly merged or consolidated banks”. Please see link below to view document: http://www.bsp.gov.ph/downloads/regulations/attachments/2012/c776.pdf

RBAP-RBRDFI Holds Corporate Governance Seminar

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines(RBAP), through the Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation Inc.(RBRDFI), held the first corporate governance seminar last Dec 13 and 14 at the RBAP Building in Intramuros, Manila. The training seminar is in partnership with the Land Bank of the Philippines(LBP), which provided financial assistance for  the attendees. A …

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RBAP concludes another successful Strengthening Bank Credit Risk Management Training

As the economy continue to enjoy its resiliency from external trumoils, the Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines also acknowledged the fact that this relaxed atmosphere will also come to an end. Thus , RBAP through its training arm the Rural Bankers Research & Development Foundation, Inc. is continuously offering the Strengthening Bank Credit Risk …

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RBAP: 55th Charter Anniversary Symposium

The Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines celebrated its 55th Charter Anniversary Symposium at Fiesta Pavilion Manila Hotel last November 19 and 20. The event was graced by representatives from different banking sectors and distinguished people from the regulators office like the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. One of the guests were Monetary Board member Ignacio …

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BSP Grants Regulatory Relief to Banks Affected by Typhoon “Gener”

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is granting regulatory relief measures to banks to enable them to similarly assist and ease the financial burden of bank customers adversely affected by Typhoon “Gener” which devastated several parts of the country last 28 July to 2 August 2012.  Eligible for the relief measures are those in the following …

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BSP Issues Reminder on Rules for Transport of the Philippine Peso

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is reminding travellers to/from the Philippines (both residents and non-residents) that under Section 4 of the Manual of Regulations on Foreign Exchange Transactions (FX Manual) issued by the Bangko Sentral, a person may without prior BSP approval, bring into, import or electronically transfer legal tender Philippine notes and coins, …

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MALAYA BUSINESS INSIGHT: RBAP loans under MABS reaches P42B

The country’s rural banks were able to lend to over 970,000 new borrowers, disbursed a total of P42 billion, and opened nearly 900,000 new micro deposit accounts under the  Microenterprise Access to Banking Services (MABS), an organization funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). On top of this, mobile banking has reached more …

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PHILIPPINE STAR: Microinsurance best for migrant workers

MANILA, Philippines – Migrants often serve as the equivalent of an informal insurance policy when adversity strikes their families back home but they themselves tend to be vulnerable and have limited access to social protection in host countries. Insurance could help address some of the risks involved but it is often too costly, complex and difficult to …

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RE-POST: RBAP 55th Charter Anniversary Symposium

Rural Bankers Association Philippines 55th Charter Anniversary November 19-20,2012 at the Manila Hotel. The Charter Anniversary Symposium is an annual gathering of Filipino Rural Bankers tackling issues, innovations and accomplishments of the rural banking industry. For more details, please click the provided link: RBAP 55th Charter Anniversary