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Rappler's latest stories on microfinance


BPI launches microfinance bank to target underserved entrepreneurs

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The new microfinance subsidiary called BPI Direct BanKo has a network of 24 branches across the country with 100 branches targeted by the end of 2017

'5-6' lending? Symptom of a larger problem

Jan 14, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Government ought not to mistake symptoms for our problems We won’t achieve 100 financial inclusion just because we arrest and deport all 5 6 lenders

PH seeks to expand insurance coverage for the poor

Jul 14, 2016 - 3:15 PM

That micro insurance coverage has grown from covering 3 million people to around 31 million in such a short time is a big phenomenon says DOF Undersecretary Gil Beltran

Global investment firm TPG Growth takes 40% stake in BDO unit ONB

Jun 20, 2016 - 2:15 PM

TPG Growth an early backer of Uber and Airbnb has a track record of helping mid level firms grow

Microfinance loans hit P11.3B in 2015 – BSP

May 17, 2016 - 5:40 PM

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas cites better coordination among banks government agencies and the private sector for the surge in microfinance loans

Luxembourg duchess seeks return to Cuba to develop microfinance

Mar 07, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Havana born Grand Duchess Maria Teresa says it is her dream to help poor families set up businesses

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY VERONIQUE POUJOL AND PHILIPPE AGRET Grand Duchess of Luxembourg Maria Teresa gives an exclusive interview to Agence France-Presse (AFP) at the Berg Castle, the Grand Ducal residence in Berg, on February 23, 2016. The monarchy must adapt to the reality of his time and the operation of the grand ducal court to be more "transparent" and "authentic" said the Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, wife of king Henry of Luxembourg in a exclusive interview she gave to AFP from the residence of the sovereign Luxembourg Berg Castle. / AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND

El Salvador starts scheme for citizens deported from US

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:45 AM

With 420 000 in funding the first phase of the program seeks to train an initial group of 100 returnees in micro and small business creation

Because entrepreneurs need access to capital

Nov 12, 2015 - 9:00 AM

We can hope that more Filipino entrepreneurs will get the financing they need to grow successful businesses generate more jobs and spread wealth and opportunities throughout the Philippines

Helping SMEs get financing key for Asia's continued growth – ADB

Sep 02, 2015 - 10:04 PM

Lending to SMEs has declined over the course of the global financial crises of 2008 and 2014 the Asian Development Bank says

PH 1st in financial inclusion in Asia, 3rd in world

Dec 05, 2014 - 2:02 PM

The Economic Intelligence Unit says the Philippines benefits from having a highly capable regulator optimal credit regulation and effective dispute resolution

PH SMEs need more support from non-bank financial institutions

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:41 PM

Non bank financial institutions will play a crucial role in supporting SMEs in the Philippines with the looming ASEAN integration in 2015

BSP approves revisions on MSMEs reports from banks

Jun 14, 2014 - 11:45 AM

The changes aim to improve data collection to aid a more supportive lending environment for micro small and medium enterprises or MSMEs

#TalkThursday: Microfinance in the age of social media

Jul 18, 2013 - 4:22 PM

Rappler speaks to Richard Eldridge co founder and COO of Lenddo a microfinancing group

Only 7.8-M Pinoys have microinsurance

Apr 13, 2013 - 11:36 PM

ADB says this represents less than 10 of the Philippine population

POOR ACCESS. Only 7.8 million Filipinos have access to microinsurance products, says an Asian Development Bank report released on Wednesday, April 10. Photo by AFP

ADB: Poor Pinoys have little access to microfinance

Oct 17, 2012 - 1:51 PM

Only 3 million Filipinos have access to microfinance says a study by ADB