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CCLRB: A Brave New World

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CCLRB: A Brave New World

In its effort to promote awareness among rural bankers on the country’s changing financial landscape, the Confederation of Central Luzon Rural Banks (CCLRB) held the 2014 Annual Management Conference last February 27-28 at Forest Lodge …

Reinforcing Agri Finance

The government’s goal to achieve financial inclusion rests on the capability of the rural banking sector to spur countryside development.

Such holistic growth depends on rural banks’ continued dedication to invest in agriculture and agrarian reform projects. Thus, the recent …

A matter of trust

Banking is a business of trust.

It involves money, which is important to practically everybody, and anything important ought to be protected and entrusted only to those worthy.

Among the poor, the trust in rural banks has always been there …

Big fish in a small pond

Our society tends to focus too much on size. “The bigger, the better,” they said. “Size matters!” others quipped. Often overlooked in our obsession with anything large is the quiet resiliency and efficiency of the little guys. While the big …

Taking care of our own

The spirit of “Bayanihan” was never more pronounced than the time the whole country bonded together in multi-pronged recovery and reconstruction efforts following the bout with super typhoon Yolanda. Political, religious, and ethnic differences were temporarily shelved in favor of …

Think big, aim high

In the face of the ever present stiff competition from bigger banking brethren, rural banks need to rapidly evolve and “be big enough” to remain efficient and profitable.

Rural banks will continue to have a niche market in the ultra-competitive …